Breastfeeding Basics two-day training provides didactic and hands on learning opportunities regarding normal breastfeeding and common challenges with the breastfeeding dyad; utilizing evidenced-based practices that promote successful breastfeeding and client centered services when communicating with breastfeeding families. Application of knowledge learned will be used during the small group activities and case studies regarding common breastfeeding challenges.
This training is consistent with Accreditation Criteria/Management Evaluation (ACME) criteria.
2-day training, same schedule
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Training
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Training
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Review and Evaluation
WIC Virtual Training Binder
2020 Upcoming Dates & Locations
June 16-17, 2020
This training has been cancelled.
September 29-30, 2020
- Discuss how personal attitudes and perception impact breastfeeding education.
- List reasons to breastfeed as well as the risks of not breastfeeding.
- Identify common myths and misperceptions about breastfeeding
- Describe normal breast development and changes in relationship to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Identify ways to support breastfeeding from pregnancy to weaning.
- List Evidence-based Maternity Care Practices that help promote successful initiation of breastfeeding.
- Describe how infant’s position and latch can effect breastfeeding success.
- Identify rapport building techniques that establish a positive relationship with pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- Demonstrate the ability to use client-centered services when communicating with or counseling women.
- List common issues that arise with breastfeeding as well as strategies mothers can use to address them.
- Alice Christensen, IBCLC
- Stacy Davis, MPH, IBCLC
- Kalli Fortune-Ball, IBCLC
- Nancy Heyns, IBCLC
- Heidi Maki
- Keva Williams
- Clerk (required within 1 year)
- Technician (required within 1 year)
- CPA (required within 1 year)
- RD/RDN (required within 1 year)
- Health Educator (required within 1 year)
- Coordinator (required within 1 year)
- NE Coordinator (required within 1 year)
- Breastfeeding Coordinator (required within 1 year)
- PC Manager (required within 1 year)
- PC (required within 6 months)
- Senior PC (required within 1 year)
Quiet nursing babies under 6 months are welcome to attend the training. Older nursing children are welcome at nursing times.
Training Capacity: 36 participants
Number of trainings offered: 5 per year
All participants registering in advance will receive a confirmation letter, including a map and directions. If you do not receive a confirmation letter one week prior to the event, or if you have any questions regarding registration, please contact MPHI at (517) 324-8330.