Infant Feeding Specialist Training

Every now and then something comes along that makes you say, “Finally, THIS is what I’ve been waiting for!” The thing, the person, or in this case, the training that will compel you to take a giant step forward. Forward into the excellence that new families need and deserve.
 
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What’s coming from ProDoula is new. It’s innovative. It’s forward thinking.

It’s about to move us out of the limited space we’ve been in and allow us to teach, support and trouble shoot, while in the delicate space called… our client’s postpartum period. We’re talking about ProDoula’s answer to your lactation program requests… The Infant Feeding Specialist training and certification program scheduled to launch in April 2018!!! The foundation of this program rests in the knowledge that breastmilk is considered the biologically optimal food for babies, while also respecting and preparing the specialist to support and embrace the alternatives available for infant feeding. We know how badly this is needed in our industry, by both birth workers and the clients we support. So let’s get to the guts of why this is the training you’ve been waiting for. This is a 2 Day, 20 hour, in person training. It aligns with ProDoula’s standard of exceptional training experiences and it won’t disappoint.
 It is a hands on, interactive workshop incorporating actual people and actual tools, working through actual feeding scenarios and academics. You will leave this workshop ready to assist actual families. This training is Innovative, Inclusive, and Unbiased. When it comes to lactation education and assistance for the families in our communities, what has always been done, doesn’t always work. Many families are left to do without the individualized support they could benefit most from. Too often parents feel lost when breastfeeding doesn’t “work” immediately. Too often parents feel like they’re failing. Too often parents feel judged by both their peers and by the professionals they turn to for support and guidance.

bottle feeding infantThis training will change that.

With this training, ProDoula is bridging the gap between the limitations of a doula’s scope of practice and immediate access to a credentialed Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or the baby’s medical care provider. Filling the gap when the “what ifs” happen is an essential part of helping families achieve their infant feeding goals. The ProDoula IFS is trained to assist families in those intermediary times until the family can be seen by the IBCLC or the baby’s medical care provider. We need this! Our clients need this! This training is comprehensive.
 Developed in coordination with the expertise of an RN, Childbirth Educator and veteran IBCLC, a 15-year (frustrated) CLC, and a 20-year seasoned postpartum doula, this training contains practical information on ALL ways to feed an infant, as well as extensive breastfeeding education. Topics include:
  • The Anatomy of Infant Feeding
  • The Anatomy of Breastfeeding
  • The Anatomy of Bottles, Pumps and Accessories
  • Exploring Biases
  • Support Without Bias
  • 12 Months of Infant Feeding
  • How Parenting Philosophies Shape Feeding Choices
  • Prenatal Beliefs About Infant Feeding
  • How Birth Shapes Feeding
  • Infant Feeding Positions
  • Myth Busting Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding and Body Image
  • Modesty and Breastfeeding Clothing
  • The Breastfeeding Relationship
  • Oversupply, Undersupply & Overactive Letdown
  • Nutritive Sucking vs. Non.
  • Alternative Means of Milk Transfer
  • Infant Feeding Obstacles
  • Comfort, Bonding and Feeding
  • Formula Feeding and its Considerations
  • Formula – How are They Different
  • Formula Bouncing – From One to the Next and Back
  • Overfeeding and the Unsettled Infant
  • Colic & Reflux
  • Paced Bottle Feeding
  • Combination Feeding
  • Postpartum Ideals vs. Postpartum Realities
  • Sleep and Infant Feeding
  • Introduction of Solids
  • Insurance and Breastfeeding
  • AND SO MUCH MORE…
Not to mention the historical information around breastfeeding you’ll learn and other relevant health considerations for today’s modern families! If you are one of the many who have hesitated to move forward with a lactation credential because there hasn’t been an inclusive feeding program available... Your training has arrived! This is a stand alone certification and is not affiliated or meant to be affiliated with any other program or credential. Join us at a Certified Infant Feeding Specialist training in 2018! Or call the office to be added to the growing list of liaisons and host this training in your city!

Upcoming ProDoula Infant Feeding Specialist Trainings


04/02/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Greensboro, North Carolina

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04/02/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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04/13/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Peekskill, New York

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04/19/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Franklin, Tennessee

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04/20/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Chicago, Illinois

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04/21/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Orlando, Florida

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04/21/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Woburn, Massachusetts

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04/28/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Northern Virginia

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04/28/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Boise, Idaho

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06/08/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Pasadena, California

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06/23/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - New Orleans, Louisiana

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06/23/2018 | Infant Feeding Specialist Training - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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