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Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving

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Objective: Participants will be able to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in providing breastfeeding management and support.

* Because of the interactive and participatory nature of the course it is limited to 30 participants.

* Pre-requisite: Principles of Lactation Management is mandatory (no more than three years prior to this class or be an IBCLC).

Course Description: This course is designed for health professionals who counsel breastfeeding mothers, and would like to improve problem-solving skills. The emphasis is in critical thinking and the helping process. It is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. Course content is reviewed on a regular basis by the authors in accordance with the Standards of Practice set forth by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). 

NOTE: This class will be comprised of small groups interacting and working through individual case studies throughout both days. Please be prepared to join in to the discussions and share your ideas with others in your assigned group. While anyone may attend, this class is more suitable for staff who teach breastfeeding classes or provide individual counseling to breastfeeding moms.

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Agenda

Lactation Management Class Agenda

 

Day One

7:45 a.m.

Registration

8 a.m. Introduction
8:15 a.m.

Assessment of the Mother

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: The first week

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.
Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: The first week (conclusion)
2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: After the first two weeks

4 p.m. Case Study - Part 1

5:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

Day Two

7:45 a.m.

Sign In

8 a.m.

Maternal Use of Medications, Herbs, and Recreational Drugs

  Case Study - Part 2
9 a.m. Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding
10 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.

Infant Oral Anatomy and How it Relates to Breastfeeding

11:30 a.m. 

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Common Concerns of the Breastfed Infant

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Infants with High Risk Anomalies for Breastfeeding

4 p.m. Case Study - Part 3

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

5-5:15 p.m. Sign out

 

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Schedule

lactation management class schedule
June 25-26, 2014 Houston West End Multi-Service Center
170 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77007
July 16-17, 2014 Houston West End Multi-Service Center
170 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77007
August 13-14, 2014 Corpus Christi Driscoll Children’s Hospital
1st Floor Auditorium
3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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 Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Goldsbury Building
5th Floor Auditorium
333 N. Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX 78207
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

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Instructors:

Linda Zeccola, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Department State of Health Services
Nutrition Education/Clinic Services

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (14.75 hours)

This activity is approved for 15.0 Level I Continuing Professional Education hours by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

14.75 L‐CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 14.75 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.

Continuing Education Credit

You must attend the entire course in order to receive continuing education contact hours. No partial credit will be given. Individuals missing sessions or leaving early will not be eligible for contact hours or a certificate of attendance.

Questions about class or content? Contact Linda Zeccola, 512-341-4591

Questions about registration or continuing education? Contact Missy Hammer, 512-341-4457 

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Last updated April 16, 2014