The Boston Associaton for Childbirth Education and Nursing Mothers' Council


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Kira Kim is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who works primarily in private practice. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Public health and has studied out-of-hospital based midwifery care through Mercy in Action and the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance. Marrying her love of birth and breastfeeding, she focuses heavily on the impacts of birth on the early weeks of breastfeeding. 

When she is not teaching and helping new families directly, she volunteers her time to causes related to reproductive justice and culturally competent clinical care. She is passionately devoted to increasing the number of lactation professionals of color so that families can access skilled clinical care by practitioners who have similar cultural beliefs and life experiences. Lactation work is an intimate and personal field and counseling and personal connection are, in Kira’s opinion, as highly important as clinical skills. She is currently the President of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance.

She lives by the beach with her 4 kids, her husband and an old lazy cat. She studies herbalism for reproductive and mental health and believes food is medicine, including nature’s very first food.


Intro to Childbirth Ed. for Perinatal Health Workers

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Check-in: 8:30-9:00AM
Day of learning: 9:00AM-6:00PM 



4 day Birth Doula Training 

Tuesdays: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Check-in: 8:30-9:00AM 
Days of learning: 9:00AM-5:00PM



NOTE: DONA International doula certification requires additional steps. Please see the DONA website for detail





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Breastfeeding Foundations
for Perinatal Health Workers
Fulfills DONA requirement

Friday, August 16, 2019 • 9AM-4PM
Dewitt Center
122 Dewitt St, Boston MA 02120

Instructor: Kira Kim, IBCLC


If you work with expectant families or those with new babies this class is for you! Join us and find out what you can do to help parents get off to the best start.

This interactive workshop will offer details and concrete actions helpers can take including:  

• Prenatal preparation

• The first hour after birth

• Getting a good latch

• Making more milk

• Healing nipples

• Tongue tie

• Alternative feeding

• When to seek out the help of an IBCLC

Pumps and feeding accessories for you to see, touch and operate

Continuing Education Credits: BACE-NMC: 5.5 contact hours. DONA International Credits applied for. (DONA credits are accepted by Lamaze, Bradley 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 5.5 contact hours.

Breastfeeding Foundations: $175

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Please  contact the registrar  about:
  Payment plans or partial scholarships; group rate for 5 or more;
any other registration questions 

Continental breakfast will be provided, 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.

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