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Breastfeeding Training

BirthWell Partners Breastfeeding Training:
Encouraging and Supporting Breastfeeding in a First Food Desert

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10th
TIME:    8:30 am  – 12:30 pm
COST:  $50

Training location: East Lake United Methodist Church
7753 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35206

Registration: use these PDF or WORD documents, or register using pay pal on this page.
Registration due 2 weeks before the date of the class

Presented by Dalia Abrams, M.A., M.P.H., CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC

This three hour training will meet DONA‘s breastfeeding class requirement (item # 5 here) for birth doula certification. It will also count as three points toward the 15 contact hours needed for DONA recertification. (If you need L-CERPs please let us know so that we can apply for them)This training will present the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change as a framework for addressing barriers to breastfeeding, maximizing influence to promote breastfeeding and for supporting continued breastfeeding success.


Trans-Theoretical Model of Change

Trans-Theoretical Model of Change


“This course was excellently presented!”
“This class encouraged me to be a more hands on advocate for breastfeeding.”
“I learned that babies will actually move themselves to the breast.”
When working with babies in the first hour after birth we need “patience! and more patience!”

Participants will learn how to:
-provide information about breastfeeding using effective language
-encourage mothers to shift their decisional balance toward breastfeeding
-teach skills to get breastfeeding off to a good start
-identify support for initiation and for continued success
-identify an effective latch and feeding pattern
-provide anticipatory guidance and support

Who should take this class? Birth and postpartum doulas, labor and delivery nurses and pediatric nurses, WIC providers, childbirth educators, LaLeche League Leaders, lactation specialists, ICAN leaders, and anyone who works to support new mothers.
(Approved for 3.5 nursing CEUs. IBCLC L-CERPs can be applied for. Please register early and ask about CERPs to allow time for application to be completed)

“Highly recommended course for doulas, mothers and soon-to-be moms!”
“I would encourage more nurses working in women’s care to attend this course.”

To read more testimonials about this class visit our Facebook Page and use the hashtags:  #BWPtestimonials #BWPdoulatraining #BWPtestimonialsBF

Download a registration form (PDF, or Word file),
complete and send it in with your $50 payment to:

BirthWell Partners
976 Linwood Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35222

Or register using pay pal here.

Registration deadline is 10 days before the date of the class.