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Breastfeeding for Doulas & Birth Professionals at WBWC

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you a birth or postpartum doula? A childbirth educator or other birth professional? In this class, you’ll supercharge your breastfeeding support skills! Whether you’re starting from scratch or have helped hundreds of babies, you’ll get a grounding in the latest breastfeeding information and learn something new (and customized to the Triangle area!)

We’ll be covering topics including:

  • Preparing your clients for breastfeeding success
  • The anatomy and physiology (making milk, letdown, suck)
  • Baby reflexes, abilities, and cues
  • Optimal latch and positioning, and helping parents get comfortable
  • “Protecting the space” immediately postpartum and navigating local hospital protocols
  • Helping parents catch early signs that something isn’t going right, and navigate to the help they need
  • Breastfeeding gear: pumping, bottles, and milk storage
  • Overcoming common obstacles including engorgement, sore nipples, and worries about weight loss and milk supply
  • Hot topics: understanding tongue tie, and bodywork for breastfeeding challenges

The class will be taught by Rebecca Costello IBCLC CD MPH. Rebecca sees patients full time at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center where she’s the Director of Lactation Services. Before coming to WBWC, she worked at UNC Women’s Hospital as an LC, and was a birth doula for many years prior. She knows the importance of doulas to breastfeeding success, and how helpful it was to have breastfeeding education in her doula role.

Cost: $50

To register call (919)933-3301


Photo courtesy of Heart in Hands Photography


April 8
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


WBWC, The Living Room, Suite 304
930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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