Building staff awareness and competency in the ability to provide breastfeeding support and encouragement to all WIC participants are important skills for all staff who work in the WIC Program. Utilizing the USDA’s Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC Curriculum, support staff will explore how WIC compares to the national health objective goals for breastfeeding, identify best practices for establishing a good milk supply, the role of support staff in promoting, supporting, and protecting breastfeeding, and how to move mothers from worry to confidence using a participant-centered approach.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- List methods that WIC is using to support breastfeeding families
- Name at least 5 reasons breastfeeding is important
- Identify how to get breastfeeding off to a good start
- List key methods for effective communication around breastfeeding
- Recognize support staff roles, feelings and responsibilities as part of the WIC “team”
Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators, Nutrition Assistants, Clerical/Support Staff, DOH Staff
Continuing Education: 0 CPEUs, 6 CEUs
• Doors will open and sign-in will begin 30 minutes before the training start time.
• Participants that arrive at training by 9:30 AM (or 30 minutes after the official training start time) can make the decision to stay for the training and will receive a certificate of attendance.
• At 9:31 AM (or 31 minutes after the official training start time) the door will be closed and all late participants will be asked to reschedule.
• For your comfort, you may wish to bring a jacket or shawl to the training as it is often difficult to control the temperature in the meeting rooms.
• Please bring a state issued photo ID to enter the building
• Please note that no food or beverage will be provided