The Lactation Counselor Certificate Training Program (CLC)
04/19/2010 - 8:15am
04/23/2010 - 4:30pm
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
Confidence building knowledge and skills
Inherent in this training program is a counseling approach: this program trains participants how to gain insight into clients' problems, with a strong focus on counseling skills. This course is based on the World Health Organization/UNICEF 40 hour curriculum - an overview of what all health professionals who work with mothers and babies should know about breastfeeding.
The CLC offers continuing education credits for RNs (45 contact hours through ANCC), RDs (45 CPEUs through CDR), IBCLCs (45.0L CERPs through IBLCE) and Nurse-Midwives (3.9 CEUs through ACNM). This course is worth 3 college credits for students at Union Institute and University, MCH 330. This course has been approved by AARC.