"Using Loving Support"™to Grow and Glow in WIC: A Breastfeeding Competency Course

Target Audience State and local agency personnel working in the WIC Program.
Course Length Online
Class Times
Description 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.
Performance Objectives 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.
Special Instructions
Course Code Web Based
Attendance 2.5
Clock Hours (Social Workers)
Contact Hours RN: 2.5
Registered Dietitian 2.5

Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.