Training and Workshops

Ellen enjoys sharing the breadth of her 25+ years of experience through teaching and mentoring other lactation professionals. Please see the Mentorship page if you are interested in shadowing at the clinic or other one-on-one professional development opportunities.


If you would like to book Ellen for an in-person training event, please fill out the contact form. A full-day workshop consists of half a day of instruction followed by two lactation consult sessions.

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Upcoming Workshops
Please see the Registrations section below to sign up for the upcoming virtual workshops.

NEW! Sucksessions - 4-part case review discussion group    -    Virtual   - $200.00

Dates TBD - Sign up for waitlist below to be notified about upcoming cohorts

​Interested in getting a little nerdy about lactation cases? Want to learn how to apply new techniques to old problems? Join a group of like-minded lactation support providers in a facilitated discussion as we look at videos and images and chat about infant suck, infant bodies, and the complexities of breastfeeding.

We will meet every other week for 4 sessions lasting one hour and covering 1-2 cases per session. Presenting your own cases is encouraged using video footage and photos. The group will be intentionally small—no more than six participants—so that the discussions can really get down into the weeds. Attendance at all 4 sessions is required, and participants must have attended Ellen's 3.5 hour online workshop prior to enrollment in the group. 

Workshop: Advanced Clinical Skills for Rethinking Lactation Support    -     Virtual   - $150.00
Friday, March 25, 2022, 12 pm - 3:30 pm EST   -    Fully booked!

Friday, June 17, 2022, 10 am - 1:30 pm EST     -      Limited spots still available

Use code JUNEBIRD during registration to save $25 (valid from March 25 to June 4, 2022).

Workshop objectives:

  1. Describe how our intuition and experience can be used to provide support to nursing couplets. 

  2. Describe how the underlying musculature and bony structures of the face, head, and body can affect the way a baby approaches nursing. 

  3. Demonstrate how infants recruit muscles from all over their bodies to manage their breastfeeding environment, and how to read infant faces to understand what mechanisms they are using both on the breast and off, and to read a body at rest and in action for areas of tension and muscle overuse.

  4. Explain how to address our findings through a unique set of clinical techniques specific to addressing compensatory muscle use  to move babies from dysfunction to function.

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