Lactation Support Continuing Education

Lactation Support For Birth Workers: Online Continuing Education with Doula School International

Feel Prepared and Confident to Help Families Reach Their Feeding Goals

Empower Families

Lactation can be stressful and overwhelming for many new parents.

With so much information available online, often with unexamined bias, many new parents are unsure where to turn for the most current, reliable and evidenced-based information to help them reach their feeding goals and ensure their newborn continues to grow and develop.


This 6 hour comprehensive continuing education course is designed to equip Doulas, Birth Workers, Health Care Practitioners, or anyone working with families, with the foundational knowledge they need. 


Whether you come to this course with a background in lactation, or you have little experience or training, this course will expertly guide you through the basic building blocks on breast/chest/body feeding and feeding alternatives. This course uses pre recorded content, visual aids, written content, and additional links, all leveraging the most up-to-date adult education techniques. 


This learning opportunity will help you understand lactation concepts and the scope of your role as a Birth Worker and Doula. You’ll leave the course feeling confident that you can support clients with the most pertinent information and emotional support to help them achieve their lactation and feeding goals.

Ideal for:

  • Birth Workers and Doulas. This isn’t a generalized course on lactation. It’s tailored to help Birth Workers support families on their lactation journey and brings a unique, experienced and current perspective to all things lactation.
  • Birth Workers who are looking to meet their Lactation Support requirements for certification.

The Lactation Support For Birthworkers course consists of self-paced online learning modules delivered through informative and succinct videos and readings. 


Written and taught by an experienced Birth Worker and Lactation Educator, this course uses the most up to date adult education techniques to help you feel confident and empowered to support your clients with their lactation needs.

Duration and Effort:

6+ Hours

5 Modules of Self-Guided Online Learning

6 months to complete


Lactation Support For Birth Workers


Each cohort also has access to a supportive forum of peers, offering a safe space to ask questions, share resources and enhance learning

Ongoing one-on-one support from mentors is available through email and scheduled meetings as requested


5 self-directed online learning modules

Students are responsible for purchasing or borrowing the required reading

Start Anytime, Anywhere

Continue Your Learning Journey Today


We offer flexible learning to help you achieve your personal and professional goals of supporting families with their lactation needs.


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$125 USD*
  • Each student has 6 months to complete the following requirements:
  • Complete the 5 modules of online, self-paced learning
  • Successfully pass the final quiz with a grade of 80% or higher.
  • Once complete, you will receive a certificate of completion in Lactation Support For Birth Workers.

Why Choose Our Program?

Here at Doula School International, our commitment is to provide an exceptional learning experience, ensuring you’re equipped with the knowledge you need to confidently support clients with their lactation and feeding needs.


• We use diverse philosophies, teaching methods, and adult learning techniques, ensuring you feel fully prepared to support individuals and families with lactation support.


• Join a global movement dedicated to enriching birth experiences and advocating for the rights of pregnant and birthing individuals worldwide.


• Our Lactation Support for Birth Workers offers the flexibility of self-study combined allowing you to dive in at your convenience.


• Plus, you’ll become part of a vibrant community of thousands of birth workers, doulas, and perinatal experts, available round the clock through our online platform.


• Create genuine connections and make a tangible impact in people’s lives as you expand your client services and support families through challenging times.


• Gain the skills to offer invaluable support to families as they prepare for their new addition and navigate unforeseen challenges with confidence.


Plus, we do not charge any annual membership or renewal fees 

—we believe in transparent and accessible learning.

Discover Why Doula School International Stands Out:

Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge or expand your offerings as a birth worker, we’ve designed this training to provide actionable steps to feel confident offering Lactation Support to your clients and help them achieve their individual goals. 


Exceeding Expectations: 

Our continuing education courses surpass industry standards. This comprehensive training gives you a solid foundation, ensuring you’re equipped with the essential skills and knowledge needed.


Leaders in Adult Education

As a top training institution, we’re proud to create succinct, direct, fun, and engaging learning opportunities that help students learn. We offer ongoing and meaningful professional development opportunities, from industry leaders and visionaries in the field.


Diversity and Inclusion

Explore historical, cultural, and sociological factors, learning to level up support for families from various backgrounds.


Recognized Worldwide: 

Our certification program is globally recognized. The knowledge you gain is not just relevant but also culturally sensitive, backed by a certification and organization renowned worldwide. This recognition underscores the credibility, depth, and quality of our training curriculum over the past two decades.

DSI training


I think this is a wonderful and much needed program. I see this specialty really helping so many lives. Even as a trained midwife I learned so much! I was personally guided and mentored through this entire journey and was provided with honest and constructive feedback that I greatly appreciate.

Rachelle Stimac

I must say, I enrolled for the holistic program and I’ve listened to the first audio introduction and OH MY I am excited! This course is what my dreams are made of. Cannot waaaait to have these tools under my belt. Doula School is incredible. I am so grateful for you!


The videos on these modules for the dual stream are SO GOOD. First of all it’s great to be able to see/hear you guys especially as a home-study person and secondly so much of the content is covering stuff I was really wondering about (e.g what is meant by emotional support, and the nuances of relationship building with primary care folks). Loving it!!


Training with Doula School to become a Birth Doula has been an amazing positive experience in my life. I feel so blessed to have joined a sensational group of women pushing the bar to educate, encourage and empower women during the most incredible journey of their life.

Meet Your Instructor 

Andrea Paul

Birth and Postpartum Trainer

Andrea has been a practicing doula for over a decade and is very passionate about supporting doulas to realize their potential. Andrea has been a doula mentor for many years and brings her knowledge, excitement, and spice to her doula training. 


Andrea is a caregiver at heart and loves to provide compassionate support to doulas, families, and loved ones. Andrea has found that supporting other doulas is so fulfilling that she eagerly assists doulas through training, mentorship, and continuing education opportunities. Her energy, excitement, and passion are contagious.


Andrea became a birth worker when she saw a gap in support. While her initial introduction to doula work was becoming a birth doula to support her sister through birth, she quickly saw the need. Andrea loves the variety that doula support offers and how unique each birthing person and family are. 


As Andrea’s love for supporting families grew she became a postpartum doula, an infant sleep coach, and a lactation educator. Helping families to reach their goals is incredibly rewarding. When Andrea saw how challenging some experiences could be and how our culture generally is not as supportive as it could be, Andrea chose to jump in and try and change this. Her goals are to not only provide care to families but also to help new doulas thrive so they can change the world of the families they support. 


Andrea loves teaching and sharing knowledge. As a childbirth educator, she has the opportunity to help build capacity and assist families to feel more prepared to birth and parent. As a doula trainer, Andrea gets to experience the excitement and potential that each new doula has. There’s nothing quite like being in a room of new birth workers who are eager to learn and get out and support families.

Andrea Paul


So, what’s inside Lactation Support For Birth Workers? 


This self-paced online continuing education course includes many resources, videos, and articles to support your learning on the most up-to-date Lactation information, specifically tailored to Birth Workers and Doulas.

Module 1: Introduction to Lactation
  • Inclusive Language and Support 
  • Language and Lactation 
  • History of Infant Feeding
  • Benefits of Human Milk
Module 2: Lactation Basics
  • Physiology of Lactation 
  • Expressing Milk and Pumping
  • Normal Infant Behaviour and Sleep
Module 3: Lactation Challenges
  • Multiples
  • Common Challenges
  • Special Circumstances
Module 4: Doula Scope and Providing Support
  • Communication Support and Scope
  • Final Words on Support
Module 5: Lactation
  • Conditions that Affect Lactation or Choice of Feeding
  • Nursing with a Disability
EUs with Doula School International

We’re always making sure that information is up to date and adding bonus material for your learning enjoyment.


This workshop qualifies for 6 EUs with Doula School International. A certificate of completion will be provided after passing the final quiz with a minimum 80%.

Course Cost

$125 plus applicable taxes

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Empower Families on their Lactation Journey


Enroll today in Lactation Support for Birthworkers and expand your knowledge, skills, and expertise so you can confidently support clients and families during their most important moments.

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