Prenatal Breastfeeding Companion

your best start to breastfeeding | taught by Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC

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Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC
Laura Kent-Davidson, ND, IBCLC
Naturopathic Doctor & Lactation Consultant

Laura's passion for the environment, global health, and maternal and newborn care led her down her path to become a Naturopathic Doctor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). After completing a Bachelors degree in psychology, she went on study Natruopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. It was during that time she was introduced to Dr. Jack Newman's International Breastfeeding Centre and the amazing work they do to help families achieve their breastfeeding goals. Realizing Lactation medicine was the missing piece she was looking for in her training and understanding the value of qualified lactation support, she decided to enrol and complete the necessary steps to become an IBCLC.


Laura sees herself as a community mobilizer and humanitarian. While at CCNM, she was very fortunate to complete a clinical externship in Haiti at a birth centre through Naturopaths Without Borders. It was there that her desire to serve moms and babies grew, and where she saw the power of breastfeeding in decreasing infant morbidity and mortality. The clinical focus in her private practise is with women in the postpartum period, supporting their transition into motherhood, guiding them with feeding support, and promoting infant mental health. She has worked in Thailand as a private consultant and with the Bangkok Child Protection project, a UNHCR funded initiative through Jesuit Refugee Services, where she provided case work support, needs assessments, and health education to unaccompanied minors.


Laura currently calls Toronto home where she lives with her husband and their two young children. She sees patients part-time and develops online resources for new parents.

Course Curriculum

Welcome and Congratulations!
05:38
Introduction FREE
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Section 1: Best Start Possible
20:50
Best Start Possible!
Benefits of Breastfeeding & Skin to Skin
Latch and Go With The Flow
Latching Handout FREE
Breastfeeding Positions Handout
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Section 2: Videos
10:24
Latching & Positioning Video
Drinking & Nibbling Video FREE
Breast Shaping- a helpful latching technique
Pectoral Massage- a helpful treatment for "vasospasm" pain
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Section 3: Is My Baby Getting Enough Overall?
12:27
Assessing the Whole Picture
Breastfeeding In The First Week Handout
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Section 4: The 4th trimester
10:08
Postpartum Wellness
Postpartum Wellness Handout FREE
Bed-sharing Safely Handout
Postnatal Depression Scale
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Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Reverse Pressure Softening Technique Handout
Common Breastfeeding Concerns
Pain Prevention Checklist - top 5 tips! FREE
Course Resources/References
Course Evaluation
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