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Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving

Objective: Participants will be able to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in providing breastfeeding management and support.

* Because of the interactive and participatory nature of the course it is limited to 40 participants.

* Pre-requisite: Principles of Lactation Management is mandatory (no more than three years prior to this class or be an IBCLC).

Course Description:

This newly revised course is designed for health professionals who counsel breastfeeding mothers and would like to improve problem-solving skills. The class emphasizes critical thinking skills and reinforces concepts learned in the Principles of Lactation Management (POLM) course.

This is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. Small groups will work through case studies and rotate through skills activities. Be prepared to join the discussions and share your ideas with others in your group. While anyone may attend, this class is most suitable for WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators, labor and delivery nurses, postpartum nurses, home visiting nurses and those striving to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam.

Registration fee is $35 and includes course materials, continuing education contact hours, light breakfast and lunch.  

Agenda

Lactation Management Class Agenda

7:45 a.m.

Sign in/Registration

8 a.m. Introduction
8:30 a.m.

Assessment of the Mother

9:30 a.m. Breastfeeding Challenges of the Mother
10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Psychosocial Factors which affect New Mothers

11 a.m. Early Cessation of Breastfeeding
noon

Lunch

12:45 p.m.
Breastfeeding Equipment
1:45 p.m. Infant Behavior
2:45 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.

Infant Assessment

3:45 p.m. Breastfeeding Challenges of the Infant

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn - Turn in completed evaluations and pick up certificates

 

Schedule

Lactation management class schedule
 February 15, 2017 Round Rock Seton Medical Center Williamson
Learning Center
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, TX 78664
 February 16, 2017 Round RockSeton Medical Center Williamson
Learning Center
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, TX 78664
 April 27, 2017 Fort WorthTexas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Amphitheater
11801 S. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115
April 28, 2017
 Fort WorthTexas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Amphitheater
11801 S. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115

June 14, 2017

 AmarilloAmarillo Civic Center
Heritage B
401 S. Buchanan
Amarillo, TX 79101
August 16, 2017
 NacogdochesNacogdoches Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary Conference Center
1204 N. Mound St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
October 16, 2017 Houston

Texas Children’s Hospital
Pavilion for Women
4th Floor Conference Center
6651 Main St.
Houston, TX  77030
October 17, 2017 HoustonTexas Children’s Hospital
Pavilion for Women
4th Floor Conference Center
6651 Main St.
Houston, TX  77030
December 5, 2017
 LaredoLaredo Medical Center
Community Center – 1st Floor Tower B
1700 E. Saunders St.
Laredo, TX 78041

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Instructors:

Kristina Arrieta, MPH, IBCLC
Department of State Health Services
Infant Feeding Branch

Katie Coyne, MS, IBCLC
Department of State Health Services 
Infant Feeding Branch

Marguerite Kelly, IBCLC
Department of State Health Services 
Infant Feeding Branch

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

You must attend the entire course in order to receive continuing education contact hours. No partial credit will be given. Individuals missing sessions or leaving early will not be eligible for contact hours or a certificate of attendance.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is approved for 7.0 Level 1 and 2 Continuing Professional Education Units by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Learning Codes: 3000, 4000, 6000. 

7.0 L‐CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 7 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.

Questions:

If you have questions regarding continuing education contact hours, content or scheduling, please contact Missy Hammer at WIC.CECoordinator@dshs.texas.gov or 512-341-4457.

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Last updated December 19, 2016