Seattle March 23rd- The Art and Science of Breastfeeding & Sleep for Professionals


Art and Science of Breastfeeding & Sleep -Professional Workshop for Doulas and Family Professionals @ Center for Birth, Seattle  March 23rd 1-4pm Snacks provided. Bring water bottle, pen and notebook. 



Center for Birth, Seattle March 23rd 1pm-4pm Snacks provided. Bring water bottle, pen and notebook. 

1500 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, Washington, 98102
United States

You’ll feel more confident answering client sleep questions and setting families up to sleep more soundly.

This workshop is for: 

  • Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists.
  • Lactation Consultants and Counselors, peer breastfeeding educators
  • Postpartum or Perinatal Counselors and Psychotherapists
  • Midwives, Family Doctors, Naturopaths, newborn nurses
  • Parent-Baby class facilitators

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 sleepadvantages 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. 

*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. 

Moorea Malatt of SavvyParentingSupport.com teaches this workshop. She is a Lactation Counselor-Educator, Certified Postpartum Doula, Parent Coach and Mom with a background in child development and psychology, anthropology and biology. She works primarily as a sleep and parenting educator and consultant for families in the Sleep Savvy Method. More About Moorea