Training promotes community collaboration to provide breastfeeding support
A Building Bridges for Breastfeeding Duration training will be held in Crosby, Minnesota on August 16 at Heartwood. Nationally recognized lactation educators, Jan Barger, RN, MA, IBCLC, FILCA and Carole Peterson, MS, IBCLC of Lactation Education Consultants will present the training. Their highly acclaimed program addresses multiple topics regarding the care and education of the breastfeeding dyad that hospital staff and community advocates face on a daily basis. Program topics will include national goals and initiatives for breastfeeding, pitfalls to getting breastfeeding off to a good start, ideas for making breastfeeding help easier and quicker for staff while getting them involved, baby’s second night, making change through building bridges between community partners, and more. The overall objective of the program is to promote collaboration between hospitals, WIC programs, and community partners in providing lactation support services.
Building Bridges for Breastfeeding Duration is designed specifically for hospital staff, nurses, physicians, hospital administrators, community breastfeeding advocates, community healthcare providers, WIC and public health staff, and those interested in promoting breastfeeding in a community setting. The training will provide 3.5 L-CERPs and nursing CEUs for healthcare professionals seeking Lactation Continuing Education Credits.
The August 16 training program is free, provided by Crow Wing County WIC in partnership with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, and paid for by a USDA Food & Nutrition Service Regional Office grant. The free training will be held in the Conference Center at Heartwood Senior Living Community, 500 Heartwood Drive, Crosby. Identical sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., or 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. with check-in held 15 minutes prior to each session. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Lisa Eisel with Crow Wing County Community Services at 218-824-1351 or email@example.com.