Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Intro

    • Welcome!

    • Disclaimer

    • About Marissa

    • PPT Slides for this course

  • 2

    Module 2: Goals

    • Goals for this course

    • Plan Ahead

  • 3

    Module 3: Benefits & Preparation

    • The Benefits of Breastfeeding

    • Alternative Ways to Feed an Infant

    • Laying the Groundwork

    • To Breastfeed or Formula-Feed

  • 4

    Module 4: The First 3 Days

    • Off to a Good Start

    • Exhaustion & a note about IV fluids

    • *At least* 8 feedings per 24 hours

    • Basics of Latch & Positioning

    • Hand Expression

    • Demand first, then Supply

    • When to Switch Sides?

  • 5

    Module 5: Pumping, Bottles, & Growth

    • Pumping & Bottle Feeding

    • Growth Charts & Weight Gain

    • *NEW* Guide to Finding the Best Pump Flange Fit

    • Spectra S1 & S2 User Guide

    • Medela Pump in Style Advanced (PISA) User Guide

  • 6

    Module 6: Troubleshooting

    • Postpartum Mental Health

    • Prior Breast Surgery

    • Nipple Shape & Shields

    • Clogged Ducts & Mastitis

    • Hypothyroid & PCOS

    • Jaundice

    • Head Turning Preference & Torticollis

    • Difficulty with Latch

    • Tongue, lip, and cheek ties

    • Ties and the Breastfed Infant

    • Reflux, Aerophagia, & Food Allergies

  • 7

    Module 7: Final Words of Advice

    • Educating Well-Meaning Family & Friends

    • A Note for Partners

    • Encouraging Note from a Fellow Mom :)

    • Review of Hospital Packing List

    • The ABCs of Infant Feeding Professionals

    • References for this course

  • 8

    Survival Guide for the First 3 Days (Download)

    • Download & Print

  • 9

    Bonus Module: Newborn Care

    • Swaddling & Babywearing

    • Sleep & Night Feedings

You will have access to

Total Value = $215 | Price today = only $45

  • 3 hours of video content ($150 value)

  • Handout: Tongue Tie and the Breastfeeding Infant ($5 value)

  • Handout: Reflux, Aerophagia, & Food Allergies ($5 value)

  • Handout: Spectra S1 & S2 User Guide ($5 value)

  • Handout: Medela PISA User Guide ($5 value)

  • Survival Guide for the First 3 Days of Breastfeeding ($20 value)

  • Breastfeeding Packing Guide for the First 3 Days ($10 value)

  • BONUS: Newborn Care Module ($15 value)

  • Lifetime access to this course! Many moms report how valuable it is to be able to refer back to specific sections of this course if certain issues arise once baby is here! (priceless!)

What is different about this course?

Most courses only talk about the benefits of breastfeeding even though most expecting moms already know that breastfeeding is beneficial for both them and their baby. In my experience, when moms fail to meet their breastfeeding goals, it comes down to issues with how to breastfeed (not why). 

This course is different because it covers in detail the how of breastfeeding (i.e. practical information about how to detect and overcome common obstacles).


“I was prepared for birth. I was prepared for labor. I was prepared for bringing a baby home. I was even prepared for the 4th trimester. I was not prepared to feed my baby. It's something that we clearly all take for granted because it is theoretically one of the simple basic needs for a baby. And if you are planning to breastfeed you think 'well there's nothing more natural and therefore must be a no brainer once the baby is here.' Wrong. I took an online infant feeding course with Marissa when my baby was less than one week old, and my jaw was on the floor the whole time. I immediately booked her for a private consult because I needed a plan if I was going to be able to transition to exclusive breastfeeding (EBF).”

by JM

“My daughter is 2 months old, and I have been exclusively breastfeeding since her birth!!! My private prenatal class with Marissa really helped me, and put me and my baby on the track to success! So far it has been going great, and I have had an easy time with it. Only hiccup has been a dairy allergy on her end but there are so many great substitutions now for dairy for me!”


“Marissa has been supporting me on my breastfeeding journey since my third trimester where she educated and prepped me to be successful at breastfeeding for when my little man arrived. Now we are going on 5 months strong of exclusive breastfeeding and Marissa is still my biggest cheerleader through all my struggles and successes! I guess you can call her my breast friend :)”

by FG

“Marissa is my breastfeeding fairy godmother!”

by SH

“I watched Marissa's course after breastfeeding my baby for the past year, and I still learned so much. People told me to take a course and to find a lactation consultant ahead of time, and I didn't. If you have the energy and time, do it for your sanity.”

by DJ


Marissa Yahil


Marissa Yahil is a licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist™, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Marissa works exclusively with mother-infant pairs prenatally and during the first 9 months postpartum. Prenatally, she educates and empowers her clients with evidence-based information about lactation, breastfeeding, and bottle feeding so that they can go into their birth as prepared as possible. Postpartum, Marissa offers a holistic and integrated approach to lactation support and feeding therapy in order to help her clients achieve their individual goals.

Marissa's Story

If you complete this course and feel you did not receive any value, I will refund you 100%.