These trainings are an opportunity for peer counselors to network with others within their region and learn innovative ways on how to support and educate WIC clients. Relevant breastfeeding related topics will be discussed in a more intimate setting. The target audience for this training: peer counselors only. Participants will have the opportunity to register in one of the regions listed below with the corresponding Regional Lactation Consultant noted. Participants can sign up for a training outside of their region if another date in another region is more convenient.
The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated rapid change in how WIC prenatal and breast/chest feeding clients are educated and supported. The State and local agencies have been challenged in identifying best practice and new, innovative ways to provide the same quality Breastfeeding Program to WIC clients and their families. This regional training sets forth to offer local agency peers the opportunity to learn from those in their local, and surrounding, region(s) using various virtual platforms and other innovative technology, which, thus, can be duplicated in their own local agency.
- Discuss methods to offer a quality Breastfeeding Program in a virtual community.
- Identify appropriate virtual platforms, and other innovative technology, to provide education and support to prenatal and breast/chest feeding clients.