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Information About Breastfeeding & Mother & Baby Health
This breastfeeding workshop presented an overview of when to start breastfeeding, how to breastfeed, breastfeeding routine, and health issues the mother and baby may encounter during breastfeeding. I myself do not want to specialize in breastfeeding or become a lactation consultant. However, I think it is important for me as a Childbirth Educator, Doula, PMAD Specialist for Women & Men that I be informed of the practice, routine and pros and cons of breastfeeding related to each clients needs so that I can help each client come to their own decisions about whether or not to breastfeed, how long they might want to breastfeed, be able to offer breastfeeding education resources, referrals to a breastfeeding consultant/lactation professional and other relevant medical providers as necessary. Overall, I want to be able to help the client make informed choices so that we can further discuss options of how we will integrate their decisions into their birth plan and daily routines.
Excellent course for new moms and birth providers alike
By: Erika Oswald
I am a postpartum doula and I do not have children of my own yet, but I plan to in the future. I was very excited to take this course because I feel it is important to be able to help my clients with breastfeeding. I found this course to be extremely helpful and useful to me, both as a doula helping new moms and as someone who hopes to breastfeed in the future. I felt that this course was extremely well organized. I really liked that it was easy to see an outline of the course, so that I could go back to certain sections if I felt I needed to review them again. The information presented was very useful and I found it to be very easy to understand as well. I have helped many breastfeeding moms and have taken other courses on supporting breastfeeding, but I definitely learned some new information from this course. I really enjoyed all of the visuals and diagrams, and they made all of the concepts easy to understand. I also liked that this course felt laid back and easy to self pace. It can be really overwhelming for a new mom to have so much information thrown at her at once, and I thought the way the information was presented was easy to understand and absorb. It was easy to take a break and come back to without feeling the need to backtrack or try to remember what I had just learned. I definitely feel that this course is extremely informational but also easy to understand and follow, which is ideal for anyone working in the birth field, as well as for new moms. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who works in any kind of birthing profession and also to moms planning to breastfeed.