Lactation Support YOUR Way: Breast/Chestfeeding Workshop for Doulas

2022 Workshops are all being held virtually!  Attend from anywhere!

When:

  • Friday, March 18, 2022, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Friday July 1, 2022, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Friday, December 9, 2022, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Where: Muza Education Center, 7715, 24th Ave NW, Second Floor, Seattle, WA 98117

Currently being held virtually in 2022!

Registration

3.5 hour workshop: $75.00

For 2022 Birth Doula YOUR Way Workshop attendees, this workshop is included in your registration.  Check your workshop information email for the code to register at no additional cost.

 Certificate of Attendance provided for full participation. This certificate meets DONA International and other doula organizations' certifying requirements.

Both birth and postpartum doulas play a key role in helping families to meet their newborn feeding goals. After birth, breast/chestfeeding a newborn is the next big challenge for many new parents.  Throw in some sleep deprivation, a mix of hormones and physical recovery, and at times the challenges may loom large.

Doulas can be a source of both evidence-based information and support and appropriate referrals for their bodyfeeding clients.  With support and education that starts during the prenatal relationship, birth doulas can offer lactation support immediately after the birth that can las the foundation for establishing a successful breast/chestfeeding relationship even if circumstances require separation of the parent/baby dyad.  Postpartum and birth doulas are in the home observing and applying both their listening and lactation skills to support the breast/chestfeeding relationship, and connect the family with lactation professionals who can help them overcome challenges.

This Lactation Support YOUR Way workshop is for you if:

  • You enjoy learning through hands on activities rather than lecture and PowerPoint.
  • Evidence and current best practice are important to you and your clients.
  • You respect cultural differences around newborn feeding and want to learn more.
  • You want to share information prenatally with clients to set them up for feeding success.
  • The basics of breast/chestfeeding are important to you, and you want a strong foundation in proper latch, correct positions and moving milk.
  • Supporting clients through common challenges respectfully and effectively is important to you.
  • You want to be confident in identifying concerns that should be referred on and want to start creating your referral list of competent lactation professionals.
  • Staying within the doula’s standards of practice of your certifying organization is one of your core values.
  • You want to provide accurate information in easy to understand terms that help your clients succeed in feeding their baby.
  • Information on feeding preterm babies, multiples, and newborns with special challenges may reflect some of the families you serve.
  • Supporting all types of families, including LGBTQIA+ and diversity in your client base is one of your core practice values.
  • You want to connect with your community and have fun while increasing your knowledge of the doula’s role in breast/chestfeeding support.
CANCELLATION POLICY

As registration is limited, the SharonMuza.com cancellation policy for this class is as follows:

If you need to cancel for any reason, a $20 processing fee will be charged and the balance refunded cheerfully and promptly.  Your payment in full confirms your registration. You may send a replacement in your place without penalty at any point. Just let me know.

You must be in attendance for the entire 3.5 hours to receive contact hours.

I reserve the right to cancel the workshop and refund 100% of the registration fee to you if we do not have a minimum of six participants.

CHILDREN IN ATTENDANCE

Due to the nature of the class, the classroom layout and out of consideration for other attendees, please make arrangements for any children to be cared for off site.

QUESTIONS?

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, or call/text me at 206-465-1052.

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About Sharon

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE. Sharon has been an active childbirth professional since 2004, teaching Lamaze classes to thousands of families and providing doula services to approximately 500 more through her private practice in Seattle, Washington. She is a DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainer since 2006, having trained thousands of birth doulas. Sharon is also a trainer with Passion for Birth, a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Program. In September 2011, Sharon was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators. In 2015, Sharon was awarded Lamaze International’s Media Award for her work promoting safe and healthy birth. Sharon also serves as the consulting instructor for Parent Trust for Washington Children's childbirth education program serving thousands of families every year. Very active in her community, serving in a variety of positions that promote maternal-infant health, Sharon enjoys active online engagement and facilitating discussion around best practice, current research and its practical application to community standards and actions by health care providers, and how that affects families in the childbearing year. Sharon has been an engaging speaker at international conferences on topics of interest to birth professionals and enjoys collaborating with others to share ideas and information that benefit birth professionals and families. You can find Sharon’s writing on Lamaze International's perinatal professionals' blog Connecting the Dots where she serves as the blogs's community manager. What Sharon loves to do most is design and implement engaging and interactive curriculum for families and professionals on topics of maternal-infant health. She also loves to drink coffee. But only first thing in the morning.