Supporting The Exhausted Parent:  Doulas on the Front Lines of Newborn Sleep  with Elissa Gilbertson

Without other resources, sleep training often becomes a sleep-deprived parent’s default solution. Without taking the place of our clients, all doulas can make a dramatic difference in sleep education. You’ll learn current information on healthy infant sleep patterns, identifying stages of sleep and what can interfere with sleep development. You’ll practice tools for working directly with parents to incorporate those tools with their baby. Most important, you’ll learn how to help parents adjust sleep expectations to match baby’s needs and developmental level.