(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:
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:
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.
AGENDA FOR CLINICAL LACTATION PRACTICUM OFFERED THROUGH TEXAS WIC
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.