State and local agency personnel working in the WIC Program.

This curriculum was developed to ensure that all staff attain a level of proficiency in the skills required to promote and support breastfeeding in the WIC setting.

Additional Information

Upon completion of this curriculum, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize their role and responsibilities as part of the WIC "team" that promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding
  • Identify their personal beliefs and attitudes about breastfeeding
  • Identify rapport building techniques that establish a positive relationship with pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
  • Identify common myths and misperceptions about breastfeeding
  • Identify factors that impact milk production and the breastfeeding relationship
  • Describe breastfeeding anticipatory guidance for pregnant women, especially during the third trimester.
  • Identify appropriate breastfeeding message for mothers and infants during the early postpartum period.
  • Name common issues that arise when breastfeeding an older infant.
  • Explain how a mother can maintain milk production when she is separated from her baby.
  • Identify consequences of unresolved breastfeeding issues and strategies mothers can use to address them.
Web-Based
2.5
RN: 2.5
Registered Dietician
2.5
Training Type