Breastfeeding for Doulas: Beyond the Basics

Welcome! As a Doula and Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor, I love teaching this three hour workshop created specifically for birth and postpartum doulas, nurses, newborn care specialists and healthcare professionals who work with new mothers and babies. I was inspired to pursue a path in lactation after overcoming multiple breastfeeding challenges with my oldest child and am passionate about helping other women achieve their breastfeeding goals.  I know firsthand how crucial it is to get the right information and support from the beginning.

Approved by DONA and CAPPA for doula certification, this evidence-based class provides an opportunity to expand current knowledge by learning new information and techniques,  gain confidence to better support your clients and help get mothers and babies get breastfeeding off to a good start!

Topics include but are not limited to:

– Benefits of Breastfeeding

– Breastfeeding Awareness & Normalization

– Basic Anatomy & Physiology

– Delivery Self-Attachment

– Positioning & Latch-On

– Breastmilk Supply

– Answering Common Questions

– Basic Breastfeeding Concerns

– Alternative Milk Expression & Feeding Methods

– Nutrition, Substances & Medications

– Breastfeeding Myths

– Keys to Breastfeeding Success

– Resources

Upcoming Classes

Date:  Saturday, May 15, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location:  Studio City

Kind words

“Lacey’s personal history gave her the drive to fully understand and become an expert in the art of breastfeeding. Now she’s educating others so that they may have positive experiences. Her style of teaching was personal, patient and gentle while providing practical, current and evidence-based information.  She makes herself available 24/7 to students and mothers alike for questions and support which I find invaluable as a Doula. Thank you Lacey.” – Maggie Ehrig

“As part of my DONA doula certification I needed to take a Breastfeeding class for Doulas and Birth Professionals and was recommended to Lacey by several people. The workshop was very well researched, organized and presented and left me with information that help point my clients in the right direction when they have issues with breastfeeding. I have sent patients to Lacey for additional support and they rave about her support.” – Dr. Elliot Berlin

“I really enjoyed the breastfeeding class I took with Lacey.  She made it fun!  She is articulate and very knowledgeable about all things breastfeeding.” – Tasha Boyd

“I recently took Lacey’s Breastfeeding class for Doulas and Birth Professionals. It was very informative and covered a lot of topics that my fabulous birth doula training didn’t have time to cover. Lacey’s notes are very organized and easy to follow. Overall, it was a great class and I know that I can reach out to her in the future if I have any questions or concerns for my clients!” – Kristen H.

“This wonderful workshop was very informative, fun, interactive, and it seemed to go by very quick! I very much appreciated your passion that could be felt throughout the workshop. This helped keep the time spent alive and never dull. Your flow and timing was also perfect. I’ve sat in on a lot of workshops where instructors blew through them leaving the students a little lost and confused; this was certainly not the case today. Thanks for also sharing such wonderful resources with us.” – Jessica B.

“Thank you so much for your our class today! You passion and your deep well of knowledge was inspiring. What I loved best was your authenticity. You made the lactation world seem approachable and non threatening. You are a wonderful communicator and a generous resource.” – Dara Aiklen Desoto

“The information and resources will be soooooo helpful in my doula practice and at my day job. I can’t tell you how many of my clients will benefit from my attending the class.” – Amanda Lynn Cagle


$100 (includes Dropbox link of class materials and a Certificate of Participation)


To reserve your space in the class, you must submit payment and specify which class date you are registering for in the notes. Confirmation and class details including location will be sent via email within 24 hours of registering. If you prefer to pay via cash or check, please contact me to make arrangements. Please note that I have a strict no-sick policy. If you must miss a class due to attending a birth or due to illness, a class credit will be issued for a future class date.


  • Reply Marla Fisher May 12, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to take your class but I am unable to take the bresstfeeding class on May 22. When are you going to have your next class ?

  • Reply Kylie Morse August 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Hi! When will you be holding another Breastfeeding for Doulas workshop? I would love to join! Thank you

    • Reply Natureal Mom August 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Kylie! Thanks for your interest in the workshop. I’m in the midst of planning the next one in the Fall… will keep you posted! Thanks, Lacey

      • Reply Rachel Heyne August 24, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        I’m interested in Breastfeeding class for Doulas as well:) I’m working through my DONA certification process.

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