January 27, 2014 WIC Update
SUBJECT 1: Fundamentals of Breastfeeding-An 18 Hour Course
SUBJECT 2: “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training
SUBJECT 3: Breastfeeding Coordinator Training
Fundamentals of Breastfeeding-An 18 Hour Course: The state WIC office is hosting the “Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: An 18 Hour Course” in two different locations in the state. This training is for nutritionists, nurses and peer counselors who need a comprehensive course to prepare them to assist breastfeeding mothers with normal lactation and common breastfeeding challenges. Dates and training sites are scheduled for St. Charles (March 5th-7th) and Kansas City (April 2nd-4th, 2014). If you would like to attend this training please complete the attached registration form and email to Breastfeeding@health.mo.gov. Feel free to share information on this training to area health care providers that may be interested in attending. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Mertzlufft at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)
“Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC” Training: Due to the large number of staff needing to attend this training outside of Jefferson City, trainings have been scheduled in Springfield (June 25th & 26th), St. Charles (July 9th & 10th) and Kansas City (August 25th & 26th). To register for one of these sites, please use the attached registration form and email to Breastfeeding@health.mo.gov.
Please remember that all new WIC agency staff are required to attend this training. Nutritionist and CPAs must attend both days of training and all other staff (WIC Coordinators, WIC Clerks, HPAs, Certifiers, etc.) need only attend the first day, with the second day being optional. For more information on this training please go to: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-localwic_staff.php or contact Kathy Mertzlufft at 573-526-4792 or by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov for more information. (ONE ATTACHMENT)
Breastfeeding Coordinator Training: Breastfeeding Coordinator training is scheduled for April 16, 2014 in Jefferson City. This one-day session will cover the role of the Breastfeeding Coordinator, breastfeeding management, 3-Step Counseling and guidelines for loaning breast pumps. This training will go beyond what is covered in the training “Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC”.
The training is mandatory for all new Breastfeeding Coordinators. Any other staff member who would like additional information on breastfeeding is welcome to attend. Email the attached registration form to Breastfeeding@health.mo.gov. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Mertzlufft by email at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792. (ONE ATTACHMENT)