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Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) and Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification
The Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice – Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification Program is accredited by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
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This foundation course for community workers in maternal child health focuses on providing services to pregnant women to encourage the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. Strategies for providing anticipatory guidance and support in order to prevent breastfeeding problems and to address barriers to breastfeeding, and to enable women to overcome any perceived or actual breastfeeding problems. Click to download registration form.
Contact Hours: RNs: 20; CLCs: 20; RDs: 20; IBCLCs: 20L CERPs
This course examines assessment parameters and skills within the role of case finding, reporting, noting change and documenting the assessment. Major topics covered in the course are normal and gross anatomy of mother and infant, normal and abnormal development of the anatomy and physiology of the breastfeeding mother and baby, infant assessment scales, breast and maternal assessment, lexicon of assessment and documentation. Click to download registration form.
Take the 20 Hour Course over 3 days. This course fulfills the UNICEF recommendations for those who work with mothers and babies, and the training requirement for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Based on the new 20 hour curriculum in support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this course was developed with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the US Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Click to download registration form.
(Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education for Health Professionals, Educators and Staff who Support the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative)
This course is designed to train those who will teach the 20 hour course required by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for training health professionals, educators and staff. This offering provides a week long learning laboratory to assist participants in mastering the materials, methods and scientific evidence that form the basis of the 20 Hour Course (as developed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, and adapted for the US by Healthy Children Project). This course is organized around the concepts, strategies and applications involved in adult learning, Utilizing these concepts, participants will present sections of the 20 hour course to other participants (topics and materials will be assigned on-site). In addition, barriers and strategies to implementing the Ten Steps will be addressed. It is recommended that learners have a firm understanding of the basic concepts of lactation before taking this course. Click to download the registration form.
This course provides a new framework for evaluating and solving breastfeeding problems. Case studies will be examined through an 8 level process. Working in large and small groups, participants will gain insight and direction for solving lactation problems. Learn from the authors who wrote the book on Case Studies in Breastfeeding!
Contact Hours: RNs: 13 , CLCs: 13; IBCLCs: 7 L CERPs & 6 E Cerps
This course explores the theories of team and group processes including the use of teamwork tools, participatory action research, data driven planning, quality improvement processes and evidence-based practice using a framework of breastfeeding promotion, protection and support. Breastfeeding coalitions, WIC programs, hospital staff and others can benefit from this training.
Contact Hours: RNs: 13; RDs: 12; IBCLCs: 13L CERPs, CLCs: 13