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Breastfeeding Courses

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Breastfeeding Training
Nutrition/ Breastfeeding Conference

 

Sponsored by

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Texas Association of Local WIC Directors (TALWD)

 

Objectives

  • To increase health-care providers' knowledge of the need to promote and support breastfeeding
  • To increase health-care providers' knowledge of breastfeeding management
  • To promote consistency of information given to breastfeeding mothers
  • To encourage the adoption of policies that promote and support breastfeeding
  • To encourage communities to work together to promote and support breastfeeding

These courses are designed to prepare health-care providers to appropriately and adequately support breastfeeding women and their infants. The material is presented at a level to fill the gaps in professional education. DSHS believes that a positive, proactive approach to breastfeeding promotion and support can only be achieved through team effort. Thus, all levels of health-care workers directly affecting breastfeeding women and their infants are encouraged to attend.

 

 

DSHS Trained Breastfeeding Educator Program

 

Information on Becoming a Lactation Consultant

General Information on Breastfeeding Trainings

Registration fee$60 each for:

  • Principles of Lactation Management,
  • Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving, or 
  • Peer Counselor Trainer Workshop

Make check payable to TALWD

Mail check to:
TALWD
PO Box 49276
Austin, TX 78765-9276

 

Course space is limited, so register as early as possible. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within one week of sending your registration, please call or e-mail to make sure we have received it. The deadline for registering for a course is two weeks before the course begins.

Babies: Breastfeeding mothers are welcome to bring their nursing babies younger than 6 months to the class. We do ask for babies to be taken from the room if they become fussy or active. The other attendees and the instructors may find it very difficult to concentrate on the topic being presented. You may bring a sitter with you to care for your baby outside of the classroom while you focus on the presentation. We understand your desire to provide your baby with the best nutrition, but also need to respect the education environment. A room will be provided if you need to pump during this time. Please bring a pump, attachments, and a small cooler with frozen “blue ice” packs to keep your expressed milk cold. 

Special Needs: If you have special physical or dietary needs, please let us know at least two weeks in advance of the course.

Confirmation Notice: Confirmation notices are sent out weekly, usually on Thursday or Friday, via e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation letter before the course, please call or e-mail to make sure you are registered. A courtesy reminder email is sent 2-3 weeks prior to class and will include the status of your payment. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is due prior to the start of class. Attendees who are not employed by a Texas WIC agency will not be admitted into the class without payment. Registration fees should be in the form of a check, money order, or cashier's check and should be received at least three weeks prior to class to allow for receipt and posting. If you fail to show up for your scheduled class, you will still be held responsible for the registration fee. If you are on the waiting list and notified that a space is available and you accept that spot but do not show up, you will still be held responsible for the fee.

Only paid attendees will receive a certificate of attendance or continuing education certificate at the end of class.

Cancellations: Ideally, cancellations should be received at least two weeks prior to the class. Refunds for cancellation will be made up to two weeks prior to class. After that date, no refunds will be made. Individuals registered for the course who do not show up will not be given a refund if they have not cancelled in advance.


Available Courses

Breastfeeding Training Schedule

Principles of Lactation Management

This course was designed to meet the training requirements of Step 2 of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.  The Texas Ten Step Program compared the content to the Baby-Friendly Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria to assure that it includes all topics outlined in Appendix A.

November 6-7, 2014 Lubbock Knipling Education Conference Center
located in Covenant Medical Center West Parking Garage
6th Floor, Rooms D&E
3615 19th St.
(Corner of 21st Street and Louisville Ave.)
Lubbock, TX 79410
January 15-16, 2015 Dallas Medical City Dallas
City Hall Auditorium
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
March 5-6, 2015 Round Rock (north of Austin) J.B. & Hallie Jester Building
Anderson/Harrell Rooms
1801 Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
May 7-8, 2015 Midland  Midland Memorial Hospital
Conference Center Rooms BCD
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Pkwy.
Midland, TX 79701
July 2015 Houston  Location and date to be determined.
September 2015 South Texas Location and date to be determined.
November 2015 Amarillo Location and date to be determined.

 

 

Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving

Participants must either hold an IBCLC credential or have attended Principles of Lactation Management no more than three years before the scheduled class date to attend this course.

October 8-9, 2014 San Antonio Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Goldsbury Building
5th Floor Auditorium
333 N. Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX 78207
October 29-30, 2014 San Antonio Medical Center Hospital
Kings Conference Room
2827 Babcock
(corner of Medical Dr and Babcock)
San Antonio, TX
December 9-10, 2014 Lubbock Covenant Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Arnett Room, 6th Floor
4000 24th St.
(Corner of 24th & Nashville)
Lubbock, TX 79410
February 24-25, 2015 Dallas Medical City Dallas
Classrooms 1-3
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
March 24-25, 2015 Dallas Medical City Dallas
Classrooms 1-3
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
April 7-8, 2015 Round Rock (north of Austin) J.B. & Hallie Jester Building
Harrell Room
1801 Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
April 27-28, 2015 Round Rock (north of Austin) J.B. & Hallie Jester Building
Harrell Room
1801 Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
June 16-17, 2015 Midland Midland Memorial Hospital
Conference Center Room D
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Pkwy.
Midland, TX 79701
August 2015 Houston Location and date to be determined.
Two classes will be scheduled.
October 2015 South Texas Location and date to be determined.
December 2015 Amarillo Location and date to be determined.

 

 

Peer Counselor Trainer Workshop

This class is for Texas WIC staff only and is intended for individuals who will be implementing or managing a Peer Counselor Program. Attendees will need to bring a laptop with Windows 2007 or higher and PowerPoint. A training is available upon request for hospitals interested in starting their own Peer Counselor Programs. Please contact Kristina Arrieta for more information.

January 2015 Austin

DSHS WIC Program
4616 W. Howard Ln.
Bldg. 8, Suite 840 OR Bldg. 2, Suite 275
Austin, Texas 78728  

July 2015  

DSHS WIC Program
4616 W. Howard Ln.
Bldg. 8, Suite 840 OR Bldg. 2, Suite 275
Austin, Texas 78728  

Breastfeeding Management & Breastfeeding the Compromised Infant

Questions?

Questions about Peer Counseling or the Peer Counselor Trainer Workshop: Kristina Arrieta 512-341-4593

Questions or comments about registration, Continuing Education Credits, or classes for physicians: Missy Hammer, 512-341-4457

Questions or comments about DSHS breastfeeding training courses, requesting to host a class(es) at your facility, or content of classes should be directed to: Linda Zeccola (512) 341-4591

 

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Last updated October 09, 2014