A diverse team of caring professionals work together to make sure that Mom’s Place delivers the highest quality care to our clients.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors: A WIC mother experienced in breastfeeding her child. She has completed a 20-hour breastfeeding training course to enable her to help mothers with normal breastfeeding issues. Peer counselors talk with pregnant mothers about breastfeeding, teach breastfeeding classes, make follow-up calls, and help with normal breastfeeding problems.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant: IBCLCs improve breastfeeding outcomes. IBCLCs have a unique body of knowledge and skill to provide breastfeeding and lactation care in routine and high-risk situations. The availability of IBCLCs increases breastfeeding rates, which, in turn, improves the health outcomes for the individual, the community, the nation, and the world.

Registered Nurse, IBCLC: RN, IBCLCs have extensive experience with infants and breastfeeding children and their families both acute and ambulatory settings.  RN, IBCLCs are uniquely prepared to assist with medical and special breastfeeding situations.


Professional Training

(For health care professionals only)



Mom’s Place provides specialized training opportunities for medical residents, WIC staff, nurses and other health care professionals interested in increasing their breastfeeding knowledge. Our professionals offer both on-site and off-site trainings by partnering with community organizations, hospitals, and universities.  Current trainings offered are:

Baby Behavior

Research on baby behavior conducted by Dr. Jane Heinig and colleagues at UC Davis has documented that when parents understand their infants’ cues, they can meet the babies’ needs appropriately, resulting in:

  • Increase in exclusive breastfeeding
  • Decrease in formula feeding and overfeeding

Call to schedule at your clinic or hospital.


Baby Friendly, Lactation Skills Training

Interactive, hands-on training for clinic and hospital staff to learn breastfeeding support skills.  Students rotate through 4-6 stations adapted to the host’s training needs.  We can assist host to apply for CEUs for IBCLCs and RNs.  Stations:

  • Positive Messaging
  • Latch and positioning
  • Engorgement relief, manual milk expression
  • Pumps and pumping
  • Making more milk
  • Skin to skin
  • Breastfeeding tools and aids (SNS, Nipple shields, syringe feeding…)

Call to schedule at your clinic or hospital

Clinical Lactation Practicum

One of four Texas sites to offer the Texas WIC Clinical Lactation Practicum (CLP) focuses on increasing the health care professional’s knowledge of lactation problems and methods of intervention. The CLP provides an opportunity for direct observation, instruction, and hands-on demonstration of breastfeeding support and counseling. Students shadow hospital- and clinic-based experienced IBCLCs.



8:00-9:00         Introductions, Hospital Assignments, Patient Confidentiality/Privacy, Student Role, Infection Control, Physical/Emotional challenges for new mothers, Respect for hospital Protocols, Etiquette

9:00-9:30         Travel to Hospitals

9:30-4              Hospital Observation with IBCLC


8:30-9:30         History taking and Assessment

9:30-1200        Observation with IBCLC- may include instruction, video, teaching tools

12:00-1:00       Lunch on your own

1:00-4:30         Observation with IBCLC- may include instruction, video, teaching tools

Dress Code for all students attending a training at the Lactation Foundation will be:

  • Scrubs (navy blue for RN’s only) or business casual.
  • Student must have identification clearly visible.
  • No open toe shoes.
  • Long hair must be restrained.
  • No jewelry that hangs and nails must be clinical length.

Transportation to and from Mom’s Place and the hospital is the students responsibility. There is no shuttle service between our clinic and the hospital or restaurants. Parking at our location is at no cost.

Registration for Clinical Lactation Practicum can be found here.