State and local agency personnel working in the WIC Program.

**Due to the volume of registrations, confirmation emails may take 48 hours from the point the registration form is received.**
Class Times
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This Curriculum was developed to update all levels of WIC staff with methods for basic breastfeeding promotion and support. 

Additional Information

  • Name ways to promote breastfeeding with WIC participants.
  • Identify ways a positive clinic environment can normalize breastfeeding.
  • Identify roles of WIC staff in promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
  • Identify the Healthy People national goals for breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.
  • Name aspects of the WIC food package that promote breastfeeding.
  • Explain how exclusive breastfeeding contributes to healthy milk production.
  • Identify common reasons WIC mothers supplement and make appropriate referrals.
  • Identify own personal beliefs and attitudes about breastfeeding.
  • Describe effective listening skills in a participant-focused approach.
  • List primary ways to support participants making infant feeding decisions.
  • Describe effective listening and counseling skills in a participant-focused approach.
  • Describe the importance of breastfeeding and human milk.
  • Identify common myths and misperceptions about breastfeeding.

Handouts for this curriculum are available the Training Center's website at this link:

**Due to the volume of registrations, confirmation emails may take 48 hours from the point the registration form is received.**

**A list of curriculum completers is provided to Southern Illinois University, Office of Continuing Professional Education for various disciplines including contact hours for Registered Nurses, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Hours for Registered Dietitians, CERPS for IBCLCs and attendance credit for all other professions.  

CHTC staff will provide your information and type of continuing education credit requested to SIU.  You will receive an email from SIU requesting that you create a profile on their website using Google Chrome or Edge or Firefox. A short evaluation is required to receive the certificate.

If you have received continuing education credit from SIU for previous training sessions offered by IDHS through the Training Center, please do not create a new profile.  Access to the current continuing education opportunity will be added to your existing profile.  For those attendees that are new, after your profile is created, you will be given access to the evaluation.  Once the evaluation is completed, you will be able to print a continuing education certificate.**


Registered Dietician
Mina Caban, Nutrition Trainer & Instructional Designer
Training Type