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Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving


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 40 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 newly revised course is designed for health professionals who counsel breastfeeding mothers and would like to improve problem-solving skills. The class emphasizes critical thinking skills and reinforces concepts learned in the Principles of Lactation Management (POLM) course.

This is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. Small groups will work through case studies and rotate through skills activities. Be prepared to join the discussions and share your ideas with others in your group. While anyone may attend, this class is most suitable for WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators, labor and delivery nurses, postpartum nurses, home visiting nurses and those striving to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam.

Registration fee is $30 and includes course materials, continuing education contact hours, light breakfast and lunch.

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Lactation Management Class Agenda

7:45 a.m.

Sign in/Registration

8 a.m. Introduction
8:30 a.m.

Assessment of the Mother

9:30 a.m. Breastfeeding Challenges of the Mother
10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Psychosocial Factors which affect New Mothers

11 a.m. Early Cessation of Breastfeeding


12:45 p.m.
Breastfeeding Equipment
1:45 p.m. Infant Behavior
2:45 p.m.


3 p.m.

Infant Assessment

3:45 p.m. Breastfeeding Challenges of the Infant

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn - Turn in completed evaluations and pick up certificates


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lactation management class schedule
June 9, 2015 Midland Midland Memorial Hospital
Conference Center Room D
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Pkwy.
Midland, TX 79701
August 18, 2015 Galveston UTMB
Research Building #6
Room 1.206
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 78555
August 19, 2015 Galveston MB
Research Building #6
Room 1.206
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 78555
August 20, 2015 Houston West End Multi-Service Center
Room 304 & 305
170 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
October 13, 2015 Weslaco Knapp Medical Center
Conference Center
1401 E. 8th St and Knapp Medical Blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596
December 2-3, 2015 Amarillo Northwest Texas Healthcare System
1501 S. Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106

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Katie Coyne, MS, IBCLC
Department State of Health Services
Nutrition Education/Clinic Services

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

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

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.

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.

This activity is approved for 7.0 Level 1 and 2 Continuing Professional Education Units by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Learning Codes: 3000, 4000, 6000. 

7.0 L‐CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 7 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.


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 June 04, 2015