Doulacare Ireland are excited to bring this course to help doulas and birth workers grow in confidence & skills for supporting breastfeeding parents.

This will be an interactive course based on adult learning styles, with lots of group discussion and trouble shooting.

This course will cover

  • The impact of birth interventions on the newborn breastfeeding

  • Normal newborn behaviour

  • The Golden Hour

  • The first breastfeed

  • Latch & Positioning

  • Different holds

  • Twins, Triplets & Multiples

  • Pumping / Expressing

  • Popular gadgets (haakaa, nipple shields, SNS etc)

  • When breastfeeding isn’t going well / Nipple pain

  • How to tell if baby is extracting milk

  • Signs baby is getting enough milk

  • Key phrases to help parents grow in confidence

  • The importance of language

  • Your scope of practice

  • When to refer to an IBCLC or Health Care Professional

 For those planning to certify as a Birth or Postpartum Doula with DONA International, our course has been approved by their certification board. This will cover your 4 hour required breastfeeding course.

Facilitated by Jen Crawford. Co-Owner of Doulacare Ireland.

Jen is a DONA trained Birth & Postpartum Doula and is one of Ireland's most respected Postpartum Doulas. She was the first EVER certified DONA Postpartum Doula in Ireland. Jen has boundless experience supporting families during their birth & postpartum experience. Jen specialises with the care of preterm and sick babies and brings this area of expertise to support all families. Jen has supported families from all different backgrounds, with many different parenting choices. Jen is also a Cuidiú Antenatal Ireland Educator and Breastfeeding Counsellor.

Jen was the Breastfeeding Coordinator for a national charity Irish Premature Babies. for many years. This gave her the opportunity to support families through many different situations.

Jen has run many workshops nationwide for health care professionals and parents. She was also extremely proud to be co-author of the only HSE booklet available for breastfeeding preterm and sick babies.

Booklet available here “Breastfeeding & Expressing for your Preterm or Sick Baby.”

Any queries please email events@doulacare.ie

Seen at the launch of the hse booklet. Lorraine O Hagan, regina keogh, Jen Crawford, claude wynne, siobhan hourigan

Seen at the launch of the hse booklet. Lorraine O Hagan, regina keogh, Jen Crawford, claude wynne, siobhan hourigan