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B.R.A.S. for Doulas


Breastfeeding Resources, Application, and Skills

A workshop for birth and postpartum doulas

Join this 6-hour workshop for birth professionals to explore the fascinating miracle of human breast milk.  This workshop will provide advanced information on the doula’s role in supporting and nurturing the breastfeeding relationship from prenatal visits through postpartum.

Doulas will leave with a deep understanding of how breast milk is made, how babies nurse effectively, and the challenges that the nursing dyad may face.

Abundant resources will be provided, as well as practical application during the workshop.

This course meets the requirements for DONA birth doula certification and the DONA postpartum doula pre-requisite.

This course is available via Videoconferencing!  Click here for details.

Taking the BRAS training helped me build upon the breastfeeding education I received at my initial doula training and bolstered my confidence which in turn allowed me to better serve my clientele. Carrie’s class not only provided me with the hard science I craved but also doula-specific techniques to help breastfeeding moms.

In this workshop you will learn about:

Your Prenatal Role

  • How to lead a discussion on feeding choices
  • The most important things to know/tell your clients
  • How to prepare your clients for success

Your Role in the Immediate Postpartum Period

  • How to support baby-led latching
  • Protecting the space and pace

Latch – the mystery inside the baby’s mouth

  • Understand how babies get milk out of the breast

Your Postpartum Role

  • How to check for a good latch
  • How to assess if baby is getting enough milk
  • Postpartum concerns
  • How to support the family with a premature baby
  • Introducing bottles
  • Pumping/storage
  • When to refer

The emotions of breastfeeding

  • Supporting the mother-baby dyad

What you pay, What you get

The fee for this course is $60.   4.0 CEUs from DONA are available for this course.

This course meets the requirement for DONA Birth Doula Certification and the prerequisite for postpartum doula training.  You will be given a Certificate of Completion for attending.  This course may be taken before your doula training.

This class is held once a quarter.  Want to know when the next classes are? Click on the calendar below.

Seattle doula training calendar

I was able to learn a ton while enjoying every minute of the workshop. Carrie is also a great doula role model. Just being around her helps a new doula realize how all the training translates into a craft and how a good doula balances intuition, compassion, and professionalism.

I feel much more confident fielding questions from clients and helping them with their breastfeeding needs. I really appreciate how the class integrated information and technique to enrich my skill set as a doula. – From H.W. July 2013

Big Belly Services offers a range of services to support your family and community, including
urban farming, doula trainings and retreats, & placenta encapsulation.

Big Belly Services offers a range of services to support your family and community, including
urban farming, doula trainings and retreats, & placenta encapsulation.

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