Advanced Clinical Lactation Skills
The purpose of this training is to increase the skills and confidence of local WIC agency CPA staff regarding services provide to the breastfeeding families. This training will address how to support and identify normal breastfeeding behaviors and how to provide evidence based care for common breastfeeding challenges. The following will be included in the training: obtaining a pertinent history and assessment of the breastfeeding dyad; creating a feeding plan specific for the breastfeeding dyad’s situation; uses of alternative feeding devices; sore nipple management; baby who will not latch; returning to work or school and maintaining breastfeeding and flat/inverted nipples. This training is intended for CPA staff who has already acquired an advanced training such as CLC, CLS, IBCLC.
After this training, the participant will return to their local WIC agency and confidently use the skills learned with WIC breastfeeding dyads. The participants will also be a breastfeeding resource professional in their local agency for other WIC staff.