# Breastfeeding Support Skills for Doulas and Birth Workers

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 14:00 - 18:00 pm
512 South Brea Boulevard Brea, CA 92821
512 South Brea Boulevard Brea, CA 92821

Learn how to support parents and babies breast- or chestfeed.

About this event

What is this training?

Four hours of evidence-based, practical information about how to support parents and babies through the breast- and chestfeeding journey.

Who is this training for?

Appropriate for birth and postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, nannies, childbirth educators, and others supporting families with infant feeding. A certificate of completion will be provided.

What will we learn?

Topics covered:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for parent and baby
  • How to make enough breastmilk
  • How to manage sore nipples, engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis
  • When and how to start pumping
  • How to use bottles without compromising breastfeeding
  • What parents need to know about formula choice
  • What breastfeeding devices are useful in which situations
  • How to protect mother's supply when establishing a schedule or sleep training
  • When to refer to a lactation consultant or a doctor

Who is teaching this class?

From your instructor, Réka Morvay, IBCLC:

Hi! I am an International Board Certified Lactation consultant, working both in-patient and out-patient at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and in private practice at OC Lactation Consultant. I am also a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and one-time home birth midwifery student. I have a Masters degree in Psychology from Cornell University, and I'm actually a trained therapist. I list these things because I think it will give you a good idea of how I approach breastfeeding: grounded in scientific evidence, but always aware of and sensitive to each family's unique physical and emotional situation, needs and goals. I love teaching, and have been teaching this particular class to my doula colleagues for 10 years. I've taught breastfeeding to all levels of practice: to parents, to doulas, to registered nurses, to physicians, to lactation educators, and to lactation consultant students. I also write curricula for fun. :) Because I'm a geek.

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