This course will provide you with the tools to support your inner parent…that little voice in your head that guides you sometimes, and fills you full of doubt at others. Think of those burning questions you’ve had…why is it no one will give you a straight answer? There are a whole lot of opinions out there and tons of “helpful” advice, but what is available to help you feel like you’ve got enough info to be the best parents you can be?
Whether you are expecting a baby or already have one, it's time to get clear on the things that are important to you about parenting. Take this first step in becoming informed so that you can be the best parent you can be. After all, all you can do is all you can do! And all you can do is more than enough! So, what constitutes all you can do?
And how do I know the answer to that? How can I be so sure? Well, for almost 2 decades now I have had the privilege of helping over 30,000 parents with their babies’ feeding issues. I’ve played fly on the wall to the struggles and challenges many parents have faced while they’ve tried to navigate through this crazy maze of so-called support society provides to new parents. I’ve been asked the same questions thousands of times in so many different ways that after awhile I learned what concerns parents and how best to support them. Parents have shared with me their stories, their joys, their fears, their wish lists and their “we-wish-we-had-never-done-
Edith Kernerman is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and clinician in Toronto, Canada, who has seen thousands and thousands of babies and their families over the past 21 years. She was the co-founder and President of the International Breastfeeding Centre (IBC), co-founder and Clinic Director of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, (NBC), senior faculty at IBC’s Centre for Breastfeeding Studies, and an IBLCE pathway 3 mentor. Kernerman speaks internationally at conferences on various clinical and ethical topics in lactation medicine. She has co-developed “Beyond the 20 hr—Advanced Course In Lactation Medicine” a programme for healthcare professionals and she is the creator and founder of the International Meeting of the Minds, a forum where world experts discussed issues in lactation medicine.
Kernerman authored the GamePlan for Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the First 24 hours of Life and Beyond, co-created the L-Eat Latch and Transfer Tool, and created the new Pain Algorithm for Sore Nipples and Breasts. She also co-created the DVD, Dr. Jack Newman’s Visual Guide to Breastfeeding which has been revised and edited numerous times.
Her most recent focus has been in three areas:
Kernerman was also the co-founder and past-President of the Ontario Lactation Consultants Association.
She is the mother of three wonderful breastfed children.
This no-nonsense straight-to-the-point course is designed to directly address your burning questions and concerns about parenting. It will leave you feeling confident and trusting in your own judgement, handling the challenges and joys of parenthood intelligently and with ease.