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Doula Breastfeeding Specialist Online Course

Online Course Information

Objective

Doula Breastfeeding Specialists will be able to assess the mother/baby dyad for optimal breastfeeding and implement in-home support strategies through the first weeks of postpartum. This course fulfills one step towards the Doula Breastfeeding Specialist certification.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify historical and contemporary issues relating to infant nursing practices
  • Analyze the intrinsic significance and transformative experience of breastfeeding and the impact it has upon women, children, families and society
  • Use breastfeeding devices to facilitate feeding infants and help women cope with breastfeeding challenges
  • Evaluate supportive and non-supportive counseling strategies
  • Promote the health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding
  • Distinguish characteristics of proper latch and suckling

Credit

Participants completing the course earn 24 contact hours from the CA Board of Registered Nurses and Childbirth Professionals International.

Course Modules

The course has 7 online modules to complete. Each module is self paced and includes videos, reading from textbook, and straight forward assignments to complete.

1. Historical Evolution of Breastfeeding
2. Breastfeeding Support Strategies
3. Breastfeeding Anatomy
4. Basics of Breastfeeding
5. Pumping, purchasing breast milk, & other options
6. Breastfeeding past the first month
7. Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Textbooks

Available for purchase in digital format, hard copy, rental, and check your local library.

Counseling the Nursing Mother, sixth edition by Lauwers and Swisher


The following are included with the course

  • Your Guide to Breastfeeding, by US Department Office of Women’s Health
  • Breastfeeding Handbook, by Newfoundland and Labrador

Course Introduction

NPR Reference


Enrollment Form

$450 Program Fee

Course login code will be emailed within 24 hours of enrolling

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Refund Policy

Without exception enrollment fees are nonrefundable and are not transferable to a different participant.