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.
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.
This 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.