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.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

April 16-20, 2018
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S Creyts Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 323-7100


Registration Coming Soon!

Overnight Accommodations
When calling for overnight accommodations, please identify that you are attending WIC CLS Training for the government rate. Shared rooming is strongly encouraged for people from the same agency.
MPHI will handle all lodging arrangements.

Agenda

Monday, April 16, 2018
Check-in: 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Lecture: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break: 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Lecture: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break: 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Lecture: 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Lecture: 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Break: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lecture: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lecture: 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Lecture: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break: 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Lecture: 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lecture: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lecture: 8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Break: 10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Lecture: 10:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lecture: 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Break: 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lecture: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Lecture and exam: 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Break: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lecture: 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Break: 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lecture: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday

  • History
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Composition of Human Milk
  • Infant Assessment and Conditions
  • CLS Information
  • Skin-t-Skin
  • Laid-back Breastfeeding
  • Physiology of Milk Production
  • Normal Breastfeeding
  • Teaching Classes & Promotion of Breastfeeding
Tuesday
  • 11 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Counseling Breastfeeding Moms
  • Latch, Suck, Milk Transfer & Positioning
  • Epidemiology
  • IBLCE Information
  • Research
  • Plugged Ducts & Mastitis
  • EngorgementvBottle-Feeding vs. Breastfeeding
  • Sore Nipples & Yeast
  • Culture
Wednesday
  • Alternative Feeding Methods
  • Psychological Issues
  • Maternal Conditions
  • Hypoglycemia & Jaundice
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Preterm & Late Preterm
  • Medications
  • Working
  • Taking a Complete History/Doing a Consult
Thursday
  • Fussy Baby
  • Perception of Low Milk Supply
  • Insufficient Milk Supply
  • Nutrition
  • Co-sleeping, Bedsharing, and the Risk of SIDS
  • Growth & Development/Older Babies
  • Ethics
  • Teens
  • Interactive Consults
Friday
  • Slide Review
  • CLS Exam
  • Working as an IBCLC
  • Second Night & Parenting
  • Baby Behavior
  • Pumping and Milk Expression
  • Facilitating Change
  • Practice Exam
  • Review questions
Jan Barger RN, BSN, IBCLC
Linda Kutner RN, BSN, IBCLC
Carole Peterson MS, IBCLC
All participants registering in advance will receive a confirmation letter, including a map and directions. If you do not receive a confirmation letter one week prior to the event, or if you have any questions regarding registration, please contact MPHI at (517) 324-8330.
This policy is available for you to read during the registration process under "Terms and Conditions" prior to submitting your registration.