Doulaing the DoulaBirth Doula Training and Certification

Infant Feeding Course

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Course Description:

This infant feeding course is designed for you to help parents with their feeding journey – whether that includes breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or both – without judgment.  This interactive course includes topics like breastfeeding basics, the journey of lactation, common problems and solutions, human milk expression, infant formula feeding, and more.
This course is fun, interactive, and taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is enthusiastic about providing as much support to new and expectant families as possible.
You can expect this class to be inclusive and free of gendered hetero-normative language.  Bring the knowledge that you already have, your curiosity, and an open heart and mind to learn about how to feed an infant from birth to weaning!


Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Use feeding language meant to support (not shame) parents
  • describe 10 external factors that influence a successful breastfeeding relationship
  • list three risks of exclusive formula feeding to both infants and parents.
  • outline the lactation journey
  • illustrate the lifestyle of a breast/chest feeding family
  • list three main methods of milk expression and removal
  • examine a photo and evaluate a good or poor infant latch
  • demonstrate five useful infant breast/chest feeding positions
  • explain the pros and cons of pacifiers
  • restate common problems and solutions
  • Diagram the safe preparation of bottled milk
  • Set up the conditions for an optimal formula feeding

Tuition:  $100.00

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Your facilitator in this learning experience is Mandi Wagnild, IBCLC, CBD, and a member of the Doulaing The Doula Training Faculty. She owns Misawa Birth and Baby in Misawa, Japan. Mandi is also a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, and Certified Postpartum Doula.  Mandi brings a rich background in adult education and experience with families to her courses!