Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS)
CLS Course Qualifications
* Not every WIC staff member qualifies to attend. The information of pre-requisites will be in the E-Notice. For instance, CPAs must have previously attended BF Basics and they need a minimum of 1 year experience in the CPA role.
We need employer, program and role/title to verify they are not MIHP or other non-WIC staff.
The E-notice will alert WIC Coordinators to: Screen their staff, pre-approve attendance and understand what costs the LA will be responsible for.
There is limited seating.
There is no registration fee for this course. However, it is recommended that you stay at the hotel due to the intensive schedule and 2-3 hours of homework each evening.
There are requirements that must be met in order to qualify to participate in the CLS course.
Join us for five days of current information on lactation management. The course is taught by Jan Barger RN, BSN, IBCLC, Linda Kutner RN, BSN, IBCLC and Carole Peterson MS, IBCLC lactation course instructors since 1995.
Attendees will receive continuing education to assist them in meeting the requirements to sit for the IBCLC exam. Those attending all sessions and passing the end of course exam, will receive a Certified Lactation Specialist designation.
This program encourages health professionals to integrate breastfeeding into all aspects of education. Topics will include composition of human milk, lactation physiology, maternal and infant assessment, latch-on and positioning, assessment of a feeding, alternative feeding methods, principles of supplementation, breastfeeding the preterm/special needs infant, pharmacology/toxicology, maternal psychological issues/sexual abuse, essential elements in a lactation history, and effective counseling techniques.
Upcoming Dates & Locations
New opportunities in 2020
Linda Kutner RN, BSN, IBCLC
Carole Peterson MS, IBCLC
The full policy is available for you to read during the registration process under "Terms and Conditions" prior to submitting your registration.
Please Note: Due to flu season, we ask that if you experience any symptoms related to the flu, please stay home and do not attend the event. Contact MPHI either by phone or email if you will not be attending. To learn more about the flu and what you can do, please visit www.flu.gov or call (800) 232-4636.