Strengthening Lactation Support in Western North Carolina

Strengthening Lactation Support in Western North Carolina

Date
Thursday, Mar 10, 2022
Time
3:30am 11:30pm EST
Cost
$
Location
Unknown
Lactation Support for patients is important for breastfeeding exclusivity and extended duration. Patients often ask their healthcare provider questions about breastfeeding to which the provider may struggle to respond. This regional 3 hour live webinar plus one online course through the Learning Management System, Busting Breastfeeding Myths, which is linked to the training will focus on providing the healthcare staff with resources to respond to those difficult questions. The sessions will focus on the impact of supplementation on the breastfeeding journey, medication concerns for the lactating patient and the importance of prenatal lactation education in the healthcare setting. A panel discussion will showcase breastfeeding support resources in your community. There are two identical sessions offered to choose from: Session A from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM or Session B from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The funding for this breastfeeding training is through the Region 1 Lactation Training Center. The goal of the six North Carolina Regional Lactation Training Centers is to enhance the statewide infrastructure to support breastfeeding. The Regional Lactation Training Centers assure that public health agency staff funded by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other health professionals serving the WIC eligible population have routine and ready access to accurate, standardized, evidence-informed lactation management training and continuing education. This project was made possible thanks to the funding, guidance and support from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Public Health – Women’s Health Branch. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $10,216,885 with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. Additionally, we are grateful for the synergistic efforts of the NC Area Health Education Center.