Infant feeding + Lactation Support Training Minneapolis/St.Paul
Infant Feeding Ally™ professional education
We offer various opportunities for professionals to further their education to best support new families in their feeding journeys, all of which incorporate the vast knowledge and experience from Liz Naylor, board-certified lactation consultant, birth doula, childbirth educator, craniosacral therapist, mother of four, social worker, and doctoral public health candidate.
Infant Feeding Ally™ Comprehensive
Get ready to embark on a lactation and feeding experience like none other! This 45-hour course offers a new perspective on human infant feeding that truly addresses it from the 365-degree community public health lens it deserves. Using a socially and culturally responsive approach, will examine the psychological and emotional, aspects of infant feeding, as well as work through tools and techniques to help families achieve their personal goals in their feeding journeys while promoting healing and connection that will extend into all elements of parenthood for the duration. This course is designed for any professional working with new families and is approved by the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
The Infant Feeding Ally™ Comprehensive Course focuses on 8 primary competencies:
- Practice from a Public Health Perspective
- Socially and Culturally Responsive Care
- Assessment and History of the Feeding Dyad
- Emotional Support for the Dyad
- Clinical Support for the Dyad
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Use of Tools and Techniques to Support Infant Feeding
- Feeding Plan Development for the Dyad
Upcoming Dates: Minneapolis/St. Paul (in-person or virtually)– November 10, 11, 12, 18, 19
Pregnancy & Birth Trauma Healing + Infant Feeding Ally™ Mini
The journey of pregnancy and birth is one that is often a combination of beauty, joy, grief, pain, and the great unknown. It is very common to have elements of the experience that either bring up past trauma or create new trauma, all of which can dramatically impact parenthood, especially infant feeding. Join us for this incredible opportunity to discover the root causes of trauma and the healing capabilities that exist to promote optimal postpartum feeding experiences that create a lifetime of connection between parent and child. We will examine the emotional and physical connections to food and incorporate craniosacral and gentle trauma-release techniques to improve the eating experience for the entire family. Additionally, you’ll gain fundamentals in lactation support and learn the basics of how to become a true ally in the feeding journey for new families and their infants.
Upcoming Dates: Minneapolis/St. Paul or virtually, January 19-21, 2024