Breastfeeding Your Baby
This one-hour, on-demand webinar will focus on breastfeeding basics including how to teach strategies that can help mothers to be successful at nursing their babies. Discussions include frequency and duration of early feedings, the importance of skin to skin contact, and assuring a correct latch.
Donna Walls, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC has been a Registered Nurse since 1972, and since 1974 has worked with pregnant and new families. She became a Certified Childbirth Educator in 1984 and a Certified Lactation Consultant in 1987, working as a clinical lactation consultant from 1987-2017. She developed and opened the Family Beginnings Birth Center, a center for natural birth within a hospital in 1996. She also served as the team leader for the successful Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative designation in 2008 at Southview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She served on the board of the International Childbirth Education Association from 2009 until 2018, the last 4 years as Director of Lactation.
She has been a faculty member of the Healthy Children Project since 2010 teaching breastfeeding-related courses and is faculty at Sinclair Community College teaching holistic and environmental health classes. She serves as the representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee from the Healthy Children Project.
In 1997 she graduated as a Master Herbalist from the Australasian College with a Diploma Degree in Herbal Sciences and in 1998 became a Certified Aromatherapist. She published her first book Natural Families- Healthy Homes in 2007, and her second book Growing Green Families in 2016, both focusing on the connection between the health of the environment and personal health. Donna is married and has three children and six grandchildren who she helped breastfeed!
Continuing Education Units: One (1) ICEA Contact Hour, One (1) R-CERP
Registration Price: $25.00
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.