Breastfeeding Foundations for Perinatal Health Workers

If you work with families having new babies and want to learn more about breastfeeding but don't want to take

a week-long training or do many hours online, Breastfeeding Foundations for Perinatal Health Workers is the workshop for you!

There are many lactation/breastfeeding/chestfeeding helpers that come across new & experienced parents. If you work with expectant families or those with new babies, this class is for you. Come find out what you can do to help parents get off to the best start to meet their goals before they meet their baby and beyond. From prenatal preparation to the first hour after birth to getting a good latch to making more milk to healing nipples to tongue tie to alternative feeding and when to seek out the help of an IBCLC, this workshop offers details and concrete actions helpers can take. We will also go over pumps and feeding accessories for you to see and touch and operate. Join this interactive workshop and find out what's really happening with lactation and feeding these days and what YOU can do to support the families with whom you work!

Appropriate for birth and postpartum doulas, doula trainees, lactation counselors, nurses, social workers, licensed mental health workers, speech-language pathologists, caseworkers, early intervention providers, childbirth educators, community health workers and others.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Boylston, MA
(near the intersection of Routes 290 & 140,
not far from Route 495)
$225 per person
Includes light breakfast, snacks & refreshments (including dairy-free and gluten-free options).

For details, see
or call (617) 244-5102
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7.5 CEUs from DONA International. 7.5 CEUs from BACE-NMC.
Meets criteria for the Comm. of MA Board of Nursing continuing education
(see BACE-NMC for details).

About the Instructor
Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, CD started working with new moms and babies in 1992 in a village in West Africa, where she lived and worked for two years with a midwife and a nurse. She earned her graduate degree in public health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focusing on international maternal and infant nutrition. She has been working directly with families in Massachusetts as a birth doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor since 2003. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2013. She has a private practice serving Central Massachusetts/MetroWest families (Babies in Common), where she provides childbirth and prenatal education and office/home visits for lactation/feeding issues. For specific questions about the content of this workshop, contact her at or 617-686-0052.

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This is NOT a certification program, nor is it part of one, but a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Registration is available online see to register for this 11/6 workshop.


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