WIC Lactation Education and Related Meetings/Events - Minnesota Dept. of Health

WIC Lactation Education and Related Meetings/Events


On this page:
Lactation Training Opportunities, Meetings and MN WIC Breastfeeding coordinator meetings
Technical Assistance & Materials for Continuing Education at Your Agency
Additional Sources for Lactation Education


Other related topics:
Breastfeeding materials
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - How to Become an IBCLC
Medications and potential contraindication to breastfeeding

Lactation Training Opportunities, Meetings and MN WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator Meetings

Only training in MN and adjacent states is listed here. MN WIC breastfeeding coordinator calls and meetings, and some trainings open only to WIC staff are also listed. When possible, WIC makes their trainings available to others, but sometimes there are limits on attendance.

2021

March 16, 2021. (Webinar) Serving Indigenous Families: Overcoming Barriers and Connecting Resources. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

April 2, 2021. (Webinar) Demedicalizing Black Women’s Bodies: Deconstructing Systems that Harm Maternal Health. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

April 20, 2021. (Webinar) Implicit Bias: Race Based Disparities in Breastfeeding. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

May 18, 2021. (Webinar) The Importance of Black Doulas in Pursuit of Black Maternal/Infant Health Equity. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

June 15, 2021. (Webinar) Water is Life: Teaching about Water, Body, and Human Milk from an Indigenous Birth Keeper’s Perspective. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

June 29, 2021. (Webinar) How to Be a Better Partner. More information: USBC Technical Assistance Series

July 7, 2021 (Webinar) All About Advocacy. More information: USBC Technical Assistance Series

July 20, 2021. (Webinar) Breastfeeding Fundamentals & the Workplace. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

July 21-23, 2021. (Webinar) USLCA’s Equity-Minded Professional Learning Series. More information: DEI Learning Series.

August 17, 2021. (Webinar) Breast/Chestfeeding as a Political Act. Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

August 24, 2021. (Webinar) Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities. More information: Continuity of Care Blueprint Launch.

September 1 - December 31, 2021 (Online) National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course distance option. University of Minnesota School of Public Health. More information: 2021 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course.

September 17, 2021 (Online) MBC Workshop- Mental Health and Infant Feeding. Hosted by the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition. More information: MBC Workshop Registration

September 21, 2021. (Webinar) Expanding Expectations and Building Resilience: Empowering Parents for Successful Breastfeeding. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

September 23-24, 2021 (Wadena, MN) Todd/Wadena Healthy Connections lactation event. Details and registration: Supporting the Family’s Breast Milk Feeding Journey.

September 29, 2021 (Webinar) The Scientific Rationale for Kangaroo Mother Care and the Birth of Nuturescience with Nils Bergman. Sponsored by Washington County. For more information: IABLE Registration page.

October 11-15, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN) Five-day course. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Hosted by M Health Fairview. For more info or to register: Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care.

October 16 & October 19, 2021 (Stillwater, MN) Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Course hosted by Stillwater Medical Group Clinic. For more information and to register: IABLE Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Course.

October 19, 2021. (Webinar) Lactation Education and Representation. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

November 4, 2021. (Webcast) Breastfeeding Grand Rounds: Marijuana Use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. More information: Albany School of Public Health Breastfeeding Grand Rounds

November 16, 2021. (Webinar) Breastfeeding Fundamentals & the Criminalization System. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

December 7, 2021 (Webinar) Practical Strategies for Managing Human Milk Supply. Part 1: Preparing Parents to Lay the Foundation for Milk Supply. Free. More information: Community Health Training Center

December 21, 2021. (Webinar) How to Navigate Breastfeeding Support with Partners. Third Tuesday each month. Free. Continuing education credits provided. More information: MIBFN Michigan Breastfeeding Network Webinars.

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Technical Assistance & Materials for Continuing Education at Your Agency

Technical assistance available to MN WIC staff by phone, email or a site-visit. Call 651-201-4428.

This information is provided to encourage WIC staff and others to develop their knowledge of lactation-related issues, for your convenience, and is not meant as an endorsement of any particular course or organization. If you know of other lactation-related training opportunities in Minnesota or Border States, please send an e-mail to Rosie.Pierce-Martin@state.mn.us and include as much information as you can about date, location, topics, who to contact for more information, and a URL if available.

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Additional Sources for Lactation Education

Although the MN State WIC Program has provided these links as additional potential sources for breastfeeding continuing education, this information is for your convenience, and is not meant as an endorsement of any particular course or organization.

List of Breastfeeding Conferences by State

Evergreen Perinatal Education

Bright Futures Lactation Resource Center

Gold Lactation (Offers online lactation conference)

Lactation Education Resources

Lactation Education Consultants (Certified lactation Specialist and Two-Day Cram Review Courses)

Lactation Education Counselor Training

M Health Fairview Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation

BreastfeedLA (Lactation education programs and Webinars)

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Updated Friday, 15-Oct-2021 08:42:08 CDT