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Lactation Basics: 
A class for Doula Education


This Class includes skills you need
to help your Doula clients initiate 
rewarding breastfeeding
and correct both typical and some
unusual breastfeeding problems.

If dates conflict with your schedule

Contact me to set up another date 


  ` 5 or more Enrolled will confirm class
  ` Fill in personal information:

  ` Select class date & payment choice

  ` Press  Submit  to register

  ` Register by 2 weeks prior to class


   Advance Pay -$95.00- mailed to:
   Sharon Mattes 1526 Archery Lane,
   Garland, TX 75044 - Email Sharon 
   Venmo, Zelle, Cash or Check.

  Instructor Sharon Mattes, IBCLC, RLC

  * 35 years as Lactation Consultant in
    private practice in Garland
  * Educating Doulas, expectant mothers,
     Birth & Breastfeeding Professionals.
  * Active Birth Doula over 7 years
  * Assistant Doula Trainer 5 years

  3.5 hours In-PersonCourse  Contact  
To request a class for 5+ Registrant's 

Lactation Course Includes:

* Initiation of Normal Breastfeeding 

* Obstacles to Achieving Success 
* Typical Problems - Solutions
* Anatomy & Physiology of Breast
* The Maternal/Infant Relationship
* Aspects of Labor Doula's Role

* Professional Limits
* Breastfeeding: Early Days
* Breastfeeding: Continuation

* Returning to Employment
* Breast Pumps   * Milk Storage 
* Postpartum: Birthing Persons Needs

3 Hours Course - Videos,
Slides Presentation, Demos,
Tools to assist Breastfeeding 

  DONA  International  
Required Reading List 
 Choose 1  book on Breastfeeding 

  from a list below - Read before you 
  attend this Lactation Basics Class 
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
         8th Ed, Wiessinger, West, Pitman
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple
         Mohrbacher, Nancy
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion
    Huggins, Kathleen
  •  Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding
          Newman, Jack - Pitman, T
A Lactation Course by an IBCLC is DONA-required.
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