The Midwife As Doula: A Guide to Mothering the Mother


  • Dana Raphael Ph.D.

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    • Dana Raphael, an anthropologist, is the Director of The Human Lactation Center, Ltd. in Westport, Connecticut. She has been involved in research on breastfeeding for twenty-five years.


“Mothering the mother” is Dr. Raphael's prescription for successful, healthy breastfeeding. Any supportive person including the midwife can fulfill the role of doula.