The Art and Science of Breastfeeding and Sleep (Family Professionals)


May 5th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

This workshop is for: 

  • Birth and Postpartum Doulas (DONA 3 Continuing Ed Units/hours.)
  • Lactation Consultants and Counselors, peer breastfeeding educators
  • Postpartum or Perinatal Counselors and Psychotherapists
  • Family Doctors, Naturopaths, newborn nurses
  • Parent-Baby class facilitators

A primer in the science of sleep from the newborn stage through toddlerhood with a focus on the first four months. You’ll feel more confident answering client sleep questions and setting families up to sleep soundly.

You will learn: 

  • The Science of Breastfeeding and Infant/Maternal Sleep including how to best utilize natural circadian rhythms. 
  • How to educate families on the anthropology and biology of breastfeeding and sleep.
  • Special considerations for serving bottle feeding, formula-feeding and exclusively-pumping families. 
  • Discussion of the works and studies of Dr. Helen Ball and Dr. James McKenna
  • How to best support families that wish to bed-share while protecting yourself legally.
  • To prioritize breastfeeding relationship while also helping families find a balance between breastfeeding, sleep, work and mental health.
  • To better understand and, compare sleep training methods parents are using and the latest thought on safety and health of sleep interventions. 
  • Infant, maternal, and family development and milestones; environments, special needs, and nutritional challenges as they relate to sleep.
  • How to talk to families about sleep in a supportive and non-judgmental way that helps you understand and mold your sleep help to their unique values.
  • Clear understanding of safer sleep; advantages and disadvantages of sleep products available.
  • Exactly how an overnight consultant/doula can help baby learn important sleep skills gently.
  • When you are staying in scope of a doula presenting evidence-based info and when you are a sleep consultant. 
  • Best sleep practices for parents and caregivers from the Sleep Savvy Method. 

Snacks provided. Bring water bottle, pen and notebook. *No Risk: If you miss this due to attending to a client, email me and I can send you materials. 

Note: This course will not teach you how to “sleep train” a newborn under 4 months so that they will sleep through the night. The AAP does not recommend sleep training before 3 months and does not recommend it specifically until after 6 months. 

Register HERE!

About the Instructor:

Moorea Malatt CPD, CLEC 

Moorea is a Lactation Counselor-Educator, sleep educator, Certified Parenting Coach and Postpartum Doula and Writer who has been working with families for over 20 years. She's a also a mom of two, a nature nerd, songwriter and former toddler preschool owner/director. Moorea loves to accompany families from birth and first feedings through excellent sleep skill building, gentle discipline and potty learning! She currently takes working mom-cations traveling around the country giving workshops and keynote speeches. Her book Quitting the Sleep Circus is due late in 2019. 


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