BreastfeedingWorks!

Essential mother-infant care for breastfeeding success. 

Holistic, evidence-based BreastfeedingPrep! empowers  parents and advanced BreastfeedingWorks! for Professionals for birth workers and medical professionals.

Evidence-Based

Long-term academic research, in a holistic context, for practical application to optimize breastfeeding

Advanced Professional Training

Deeply enhance the support you provide, as you work with mom-baby dyads

BreastfeedingPrep!
for Parents

If you’re expecting, get set now to create ease once
your baby is born

The system and culture often undermines breastfeeding success.

Know what we know to assure - BreastfeedingWorks!

Being informed and prepared, as well as the very best tools is key for parents to breastfeed well and for professionals to provide excellent support! If you are expecting a baby, or are a professional already working directly with mom-baby dyads, these workshops will benefit, inspire and empower you.

BreastfeedingPrep! for New Parents

Transitioning to parenthood and breastfeeding are profound experiences. Educate your mind, body, and most importantly, your heart. Learn your baby’s biological and psychological expectations… and how your body will nourish and care for your baby outside your womb. Be empowered to breastfeed – focus is on full-term healthy mom-baby pairs and low-risk normal birth.

BreastfeedingWorks!
Professional Workshop

Advanced training for those working directly with mom-baby dyads, including birth and postpartum doulas, midwives, nurses, pediatricians, Ob/Gyns, Neonatologists, Childbirth Educators and Kangaroulas. Be empowered to support healthy full-term babies as well as premature, late-preterm infants (32-37 weeks), high-risk dyads, belly birth (cesarean) and those with maternal complications.

Breastfeeding optimizes significant neurodevelopment and all babies’ health depends on skin-to-skin contact. It enhances the mother-baby bond and provides the best, personalized nutrition. Ideal breastfeeding starts the first minutes and hours of a baby’s life with a great latch and ongoing support for mom. Deeply critical, essential brain and nervous system development benefits are lost if breastfeeding does not happen. Research strongly suggests what happens the first 3-5 days dictates the success and length of the breastfeeding journey!

BreastfeedingWorks! for Expecting Families

BreastfeedingPrep! for Expecting Families

  • Enhance the precious experience of becoming a parent and the  breastfeeding experience.
  • Understand – through evidence and a values approach – how you can meet your baby’s needs and expectations for nourishment and trust your body’s capabilities.
  • Learn to respond to your baby’s hunger cues, know how your hormones function to make and maintain milk, and recognize when your baby is transferring milk.
  • Know all about latch and positioning, weight gain and diaper output, and best use of breastfeeding items.
  • Create a safe and practical sleep space, to maximize rest, so you can take time to heal and above all enjoy your baby!
  • In a small group, engage in discussion with hands-on activities to go through the motions of baby care in the early days of parenthood. This gives you knowledge and confidence.
  • Be informed on the easiest and best ways to successfully breastfeed, that you can carry through your journey with your new baby.
  • Feel confident knowing all information shared follow the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and policies

BreastfeedingWorks! Professional Workshop

Be part of the solution – beyond systemic and cultural limitations. Learn how to support the first minutes, hours and days of breastfeeding, which are key to babies’ health. Fill the gap and know optimal care during this significant time. This upbeat, positive, experiential training, with valued-based guidance empowers you to know:

  • Current evidence-based techniques to provide effective support in the critical first five days
  • The deep significance of the breastfeeding relationship for the mother-infant dyad
  • What new mothers and their babies biologically expect after birth
  • Specific, key physiology of breastfeeding
  • How to subtly shift limitations of many healthcare systems, to prioritize proper care (instead of separating mothers and infants)
  • How birthing practices affect breastfeeding
  • Providing best-practice continuity of care for the optimal breastfeeding success
  • Working safely and confidently with more high-risk families
  • Workshop covers Community, Foundations and Practicalities, plus Mentoring.
  • Feel confident that all information shared follows the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and policies

BreastfeedingWorks! for Professionals starts August & BreastfeedingPrep! for Parents opens fall 2022

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