The Boston Associaton for Childbirth Education and Nursing Mothers' Council


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Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, CD started working with new moms and babies in 1992 in a village in West Africa, where she lived and worked for two years with a midwife and a nurse. She focused her graduate degree in public health around maternal and infant nutrition within disadvantaged populations. She has been working directly with families in the US as a birth doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor for more than ten years. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2013. She has a private practice called Babies in Common in Northborough MA (


Intro to Childbirth Education for Perinatal Health Workers

Watch for Spring 2018 dates!

Instructor: Lorenza Holt, MPH, BCCE, DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainer

Fulfills DONA  requirement ____________________________

4 Day Birth Doula Training Course

Watch for Spring 2018 Dates!

Instructor: Lorenza Holt, MPH, BCCE, DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainer

NOTE: DONA Internationbal doula certification requires additional steps besides the courses listed above. Please see the DONA website for details.

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Breastfeeding Foundations
for Perinatal Health Workers
Fulfills DONA requirement

Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 9AM-6PM

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Promotion Center 
10B Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Jeanette Mesite Frem


Do you work with expectant families
or those with new babies? 

This class is for you!

Come find out what you can do to help a mother get off to the best start to meet her breastfeeding/lactation goals before she gives birth and after.

Appropriate for birth and postpartum doulas, doulas-in-training, community health workers, home visitors, visiting nurses, social workers, licensed mental health workers, speech-language pathologists, caseworkers, early intervention providers, psychologists, childbirth educators and others.

DRAFT AGENDA FOR THE DAY (subject to minor changes)

Continuing Education Credits: BACE-NMC: 7.5 contact hours.  7.5 DONA International credits pending. (DONA credits are accepted by Lamaze and ICEA). Meets criteria of the Comm. of MA  Board of Nursing regulations: (244 CMR, section 5:00) for continuing education for nursing re-licensure for 9 contact hours.


Breastfeeding Foundations: $175**

Please  contact the registrar  about:

  • Group discounts for 5 or more registrants
  • Special discount for those who have registered for the fall 4 day Doula Training Course PLUS Breastfeeding Foundations and/or Intro to Childbirth Ed.
  • Payment plan or partial scholarship
  • Any other registration questions

**Continental breakfast included, lunch will be on your own

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be granted up to 2 weeks before the start of the course. Doulas and midwives called to a birth can notify us (phone or email) the day of the workshop for a refund less a $40 administrative fee.

Sorry, but the class is full.

Please email us to be added to the wait list.

Register Now! BACE-NMC reserves the right to cancel the course due to under enrollment or unforseen circumstances.