How to support Breastfeeding Mothers: Positioning and Latching

Course Description

This course is designed to equip individuals, with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively support breastfeeding mothers in achieving successful positioning an latching techniques.

Sneak peek at our awesome lesson!

We have broken our course into bite size modules so you can watch at a pace that suits you.

  • Module 1: Breastfeeding Positions

  • Module 2: Getting the latch right

  • Module 3: The Impact of a Deep Latch & Why Baby Isn't Achieving It

  • Module 4: Causes of nipple pain

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the biomechanics of infant feeding Be able to demonstrate different feeding positions to mothers and support them in positioning their baby for optimal feeding

  • Understand the signs of a shallow latch and be able to identify these when supporting breastfeeding mums

  • Understand the importance of deep latch for effective feeding, and be able to observe and teach parents signs of effective breastfeeding

  • Have an understanding of other causes of nipple pain, and know how to appropriately refer mums for support.

Who The Course Is For

  • Nannies
  • Maternity Nurses
  • Night nannies
  • Doulas

Meet Course Facilitator

Alissa Brown

Alissa is a Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant & Holistic Sleep Coach. She has been working with breastfeeding families and providing breastfeeding education for over 10 years. She is also a breastfeeding mother of three children. Alissa has worked across hospital and community settings and currently works in private practice providing specialist breastfeeding and sleep support.