12/06/2016 - 8:00am
12/06/2016 - 5:00pm
This is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. 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 reinforces concepts learned in the Principles of Lactation Management (POLM) course. To attend this course, you must have completed the POLM course within the immediate three years prior.
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 more 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.
For current information and class schedules, please visit and bookmark our new site www.TexasWIC.org. Classes for staff and health care providers are found under the Health Partners tab, Breastfeeding Training.
The Certified Lactation Counselor®, (CLC) certification is the premier National Certification in Lactation Management for the United States. CLC certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to helping women in the United States and have agreed to comply withThe Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice code of ethics. The Lactation Counselor Training course is recognized by ANCC as a Nursing Skills Competency Program.
CLC certification means that a person has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, counseling mothers, understanding and applying knowledge of milk production including in special circumstances and other commonly encountered situations. All of this give CLCs a strong foundation with which to help moms and babies.
The CLC certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and certifies that the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice meets the ANSI accreditation program requirements and those set forth in ANSI/ISOIEC 17024:2003 General requirements for bodies operating certification systems of persons for Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
CLCs are members of the health care team who can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. CLCs understand that breastfeeding decisions are made by the mother, who may have values and goals different from the counselor. A counseling approach is used to gather information and provide appropriate support to the mother and her family. CLCs work as part of the health care team, assuring appropriate referrals and recommendations.
CLCs provide breastfeeding counseling and lactation management in:
• Maternity units in hospitals and birth centers.
• Neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries.
• Outpatient lactation clinics.
• WIC programs.
• Visiting nurse programs.
• Maternal and child health services at the state, county and local level.
• Parenting centers, including military family support centers.
• Physician and midwife offices.
Research has shown that the education required of CLCs prior to certification is associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes.
Working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, WIC agencies, health departments, clinics, health care provider offices, and private practice, nationally certified CLCs are key to the US strategy of increasing breastfeeding rates in our communities, advocating for positive change in societies attitudes and behavior regarding breastfeeding, teaching breastfeeding classes, and assisting mothers to optimally breastfeed.
This research and competency based lactation management training provides
• Comprehensive breastfeeding management training
• Practical skills that will make you more effective in your job
• Time-saving hospital strategies that make breastfeeding a success
• Strategies and tips for special circumstances - premies, Down Syndrome, newborns affected by medications, and more
• How to talk to mothers in a way that encourages them to choose breastfeeding
• Public Health/WIC strategies that work to increase breastfeeding success
This comprehensive, evidence-based, breastfeeding management course includes practical skills, theoretical foundations and competency verification. Technical issues are explored within the context of counseling the mother in the hospital and in public health and community settings. This course prepares participants for professional work helping mothers and babies: this program trains participants how to gain insight into clients' problems, with a strong focus on counseling skills.
Join Marie for a 2-day live review for the 2017 IBLCE Exam. This review course includes a mock exam with a computerized analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. We guarantee you'll pass the exam or you get a full refund! (See our website for more details.)
Register online at BreastfeedingOutlook.com or call us at 703-787-9894.
Join USLCA in the Hill Country to Refresh, Renew, and Revitalize your clinical practice
This national conference will take place in the Texas Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas May 4-6, 2017. Plans are underway to bring you a high quality, affordable, and valuable conference while ILCA goes out of the country.
To meet IBLCE’s exam requirements, this comprehensive
course covers all 7 knowledge areas and 11 chronological
periods of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. You’ll
learn to apply concepts and principles to situations that are
commonly encountered on the IBLCE Detailed Content
Outline and in real-life clinical practice. You’ll gain a solid
foundation to prepare for the current exam as well as the
knowledge and skills to deliver the highest-quality evidence-
This one-of-a-kind course combines in-person seminars
and online study in a flexible learning schedule to meet
everyone’s needs. Before participating in 4 seminar days at
your chosen location, you’ll complete about 60 hours of
High-speed (not dial-up) Internet access is
required for the homework portions of this program.
Who Should Attend
This is a "learn it the first time course." It is designed for those planning to sit for the IBLCE Exam for the first time. This course meets the IBLCE's requirement for 90 hours of lactation education, covers the material that will be on the IBLCE exam, and prepares the student for a career as an IBCLC. If you are a re-certifying IBCLC, please consider our Lactation Exam Review to prepare you to recertify by exam.