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Summer 2020

Class Starts June 3rd

Breastfeeding Educator

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Inspired by the World Health Organization’s 20 hour breastfeeding course, this ONLINE certification gets you ready for all the questions you will get as a birth and parenting professional. This training is ideal for prenatal & postpartum fitness experts, doulas, childbirth educators, infant sleep educators, massage therapists, nurses, and anyone else that is working with expecting and new parents.

This course may also provide some inspiration and direction to those interested in pursuing a pathway to become an IBCLC, however, this course is in no way connected to the IBLCE.

Feel confident answering all of your client’s breastfeeding questions!

About the

facilitators

It takes a village of amazing women* to support you through your education and business creation. Our team of instructors are diverse, interesting, fierce social justice warriors & super hella funny.

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Laura Kent Davidson

Laura is an amazing licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), a Dr. Jack Newman trained International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) & a bebo mia trained Infant Sleep Educator.

She worked with mothers in Thailand offering lactation support while living there with her husband and daughter.Laura is currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with her husband, daughter and son! She has started offering lactation education to midwives there and is excited to share her knowledge with the birth community in order to positively impact the health of families living in Ethiopia.

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Ashley Pickett

Ashley is a Dr. Jack Newman trained International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Babywearing Educator, Parent Coach, Doula & a Bebo Mia trained Infant Sleep Educator. She is located in Oakville and operates a clinic out of Abaton Integrative Medicine. Ash has so much knowledge to share with us within this program!

She is located in Oakville and has so much knowledge to share with us within this program!

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Bianca Sprague
& Natasha Marchand

The co-founders of bebo mia inc., Bianca & Natasha, will be co-facilitating this program with not one, but two fabulous lactation consultants!

Bianca & Natasha will bring their years of breastfeeding experience and teaching to make this course just as interactive, fun and full of information as all of the other bebo mia programs offered.

How can I use

my BEC?
A bebo mia inc. Certified Breastfeeding Educator will be able to:
  • answer breastfeeding questions that come up for clients in the pre & postnatal periods
  • help clients prepare for breastfeeding
  • provide information & strategies for the best possible start to breastfeeding
  • educate the public on breastfeeding related issues
  • be a general advocate for breastfeeding as it relates to Population Health
  • offer a comforting & non-judgmental space for clients to discuss breastfeeding & breast milk feeding
  • offer an experienced perspective
  • appropriately refer to a Lactation Consultant, or other medical professional
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A bebo mia inc. Certified Breastfeeding Educator understands:
  • the importance of supportive collaboration within the healthcare system
  • their role is one as an educator and counselor, not a Lactation Consultant
  • they are not qualified to offer medical advice or suggest that families act against medical advice


* We define women as women-identified, femme-presenting, two-spirited, genderqueer, trans-inclusive, gender-non-conforming, androgynous, agender, intersex, bigender, gender questioning, gender fluid, butch, non-binary, queer positive or any person that would like to be included in this definition.

Product Description

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Flexible & Accessible

Our programs are delivered online (with a hands-on feel) to provide flexibility and accessibility for your busy life!

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Bi-Weekly classes

2 new modules will be released each week. Modules will include: videos, module manual, informative worksheets, and weekly practice/research assignments.

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Learning between classes

Learning continues during the week in your private support group where we will discuss, research, and practice!

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Ongoing Mentorship

Access to your support group continues even after the course training period ends. Your instructors and cohort will be there for you during your training and as you take your first steps as a Breastfeeding Educator!

What's inside?
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Module 1

Overview

Why is breastfeeding important from a global health perspective?

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Module 2

Communication

Using appropriate language & questions with clients

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Module 3

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits to the birther, baby, community and environment

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Module 4

Anatomy & Physiology

Breast/chest tissue anatomy, baby anatomy, hormones and understanding the nutrients in breast/chest milk

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Module 5

Prenatal Education

What is important to know in pregnancy? How birth practices impact pregnancy.

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Module 6

Latching & Positioning

Good attachment and principles of how to latch. How to know if baby is getting enough? Managing breastfeeding sessions. The art of breastfeeding.

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Module 7

Getting Enough Milk

Baby’s output. Discussing Jaundice. Bigger picture with baby.

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Module 8

Ages and Stages

How baby’s age impacts breastfeeding. Growth milestones. Support birtheres as babies age. Nursing as more than just a nutrition source. Sustaining it past the first year.

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Module 9

Options for Breast Milk Feeding

Pumping and hand expression. Milk storage. Options for breast/chestfeeding. Going back to work.

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Module 10

Common Concerns - Birther

Mastitis. Engorgement. Nipple Health.

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Module 11

Common Concerns - Baby

Reasons for pain. If baby is not latching. Supporting drowsy babies.

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Module 12

Special Circumstances

Multiples. Pre-term. Low birth weight

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Module 13

Nutrition for breastfeeding parents

Nutrition: what to eat & what to avoid. What has an impact and what doesn't? Drinking alcohol and breast/chestfeeding?

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Module 14

Illness, Diseases, Medications

HIV. Diabetes. Drug use. Safe prescription drug use. Birth Control. When breast/chestfeeding parents are sick. Surgery and medications.

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Module 15

Modern Family

Chestfeeding. Donor milk. Modern family. Lactation without birth.

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Module 17

Feeding in Emergencies

Feeding in emergencies. Relactation.

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Module 16

Multip Breastfeeding

Tandem feeding. Breast/chestfeeding in pregnancy.

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Module 18

Community Resources

What is available? When to call an LC? When to call an HCP? Postpartum mood. Supporting your clients holistically.

P
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amazing add ons

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Facebook Group

Every bebo mia inc. training comes with a Private Support Group so you can feel supported as you work through your training and get started as an educator. Access to this group never ends. We will always be there for you, answering questions and cheering you on.

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So, I'm finishing up my last assignment for my breastfeeding course in midwifery school. I had an inkling last year before I started school that midwives did not receive enough breastfeeding education and wanted to be sure I was well prepared to support breastfeeding moms. I have talked to a good 25 different students at my school, along with a few other top midwifery schools. The bebo mia Breastfeeding Educator Certification is worth its weight in gold and I have had more resources provided than I could imagine! I'm pretty sure I learned my entire midwifery breastfeeding course's content within the first two weeks of the breastfeeding educator certification.

So, two points here.

Midwives desperately need more training on breastfeeding as well.

And anyone who sees breastfeeding as: a global health issue that needs to be addressed, should totally take the Breastfeeding Educator Certification because it's beyond worth the money <3 Just sayin…

Bethany Enter

I have been learning with bebo mia for over a year now, through their Infant Sleep Educator, MSP, Eco-Baby, Breastfeeding Educator and group and private business support. There are not enough good things to say about the wonder that is bebo mia. The team is phenomenal and their commitment to their community is inspiring and encouraging. Not only have I learned more than I ever thought I would in regards to supporting new families, I have acquired the skills to launch a successful business that I am so proud of. I would not hesitate to recommend any program designed and taught by bebo mia. Thanks awesome ladies for all that you do! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Kate Sissons

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Payment plans

We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.

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Our Guarantee

We promise that this comprehensive training process will not only set you up for a successful and meaningful career, it will positively impact your healing and growth journey as an individual. When you train with bebo mia you gain a path to financial independence and create hope for better birth experiences for everyone.