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Breastfeeding education workshop for doulas and childbirth educators

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Are you a doula or childbirth educator who feels that they could acquire more breastfeeding education skills? This half day workshop, facilitated by leading childbirth educator and doula trainer Jenn Fontaine from Canada, will provide you with everything you need to know to support your clients. In this workshop, we will explore breast anatomy, how bodies make milk and look at the needs of mum and baby while breastfeeding.

Workshop details:


Date: Thursday 24th October, 2019
9:00am – 1.00pm
Kadimah, 7 Selwyn St., Elsternwick, VIC 3185
Cost: (Full fee) $150 (Reduced rate for DONA doula students) $75


Breastfeeding Education for Birth Workers
Wednesday 30th October, 2019
9:00am – 1.00pm
The Centre, 14 Frances St. Randwick, NSW 2031
Cost: (Full fee) $150 (Reduced rate for DONA doula students) $75

To register, click here.

Workshop goals:

  • By the end of this workshop, birth & postpartum doulas and childbirth educators will be able to provide their clients with more in-depth breastfeeding knowledge.
  • To help the doulas and childbirth educators feel a greater sense of confidence in their ability to assist and support the mother-baby dyad.

Topics covered:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Breast anatomy and physiology
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Emotions
  • Hand expression and pumping
  • Is baby getting enough?
  • Trouble-shooting common breastfeeding problems
  • Common myths

A note to DONA doula students:

One of the requirements of DONA certification is to complete a breastfeeding education component. This half-day breastfeeding education workshop that will fulfil the DONA certification requirements. Students who register for the DONA birth doula training are eligible for a discount if they also register for the breastfeeding education workshop. If you are a DONA doula student and you would like to participate in this workshop, please just indicate this on your doula training registration form. You do not need to complete the separate breastfeeding workshop registration form linked on this page.

Jenn Fontaine – Trainer

Jenn FontaineWorkshop leader Jenn Fontaine LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), PCD(DONA), CLE, Lamaze Program Director is one of Canada’s leading birth educators and doula trainers.  Jenn’s journey with birthing started with the birth of her twins in 1998. She has been a birth doula since 2003 and a childbirth educator since 2008. She has served hundreds of families through the childbearing years and had made a significant contribution to childbirth education and promoting safe and healthy birth through evidence- based practice. She trains birth doulas through DONA International and is starting a not-for-profit organisation to serve families who might not otherwise have access to doula support. Mental health is near and dear to Jenn’s heart and she provides a listening ear and resources to those in need. Jenn lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada with her husband and their four children.


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