Prenatal Breastfeeding Companion

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

Course description

Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your little one!  

As a mom to be, you are doing all you can to prepare for your birth and postpartum period. What are you doing to prepare for breastfeeding?

Prenatal Breastfeeding Companion is your online breastfeeding course and support group with unlimited access to me- your virtual Lactation Consultant.

We'll help get you off to the best start possible and make sure you feel supported along the way!

What's included?

Online modules covering:

  • Latching & Positioning (including videos)
  • How to manage your breastfeeding sessions
  • How to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • PLUS Bonus topics on postpartum wellness, mood, nutrition, and infant mental health

You also get access to me for unlimited support and you'll belong to a supportive community of mamas to connect with. No matter where you are, we'll be your tribe.

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!
Introduction FREE PREVIEW
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Section 1: Best Start Possible
Best Start Possible!
Benefits of Breastfeeding & Skin to Skin
Latch and Go With The Flow
Latching Handout FREE PREVIEW
Breastfeeding Positions Handout
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Section 2: Videos
Latching & Positioning Video
Drinking & Nibbling Video FREE PREVIEW
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?
Assessing the Whole Picture
Breastfeeding In The First Week Handout
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Section 4: The 4th trimester
Postpartum Wellness
Postpartum Wellness Handout FREE PREVIEW
Bed-sharing Safely Handout
Postnatal Depression Scale
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Frequently Asked Questions
Reverse Pressure Softening Technique Handout
Common Breastfeeding Concerns
Pain Prevention Checklist - top 5 tips! FREE PREVIEW
Course Resources/References
Course Evaluation
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