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Certified Lactation Counselor Course

The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)® is the premier national certification in Lactation Management for the United States. CLC certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are essential to help women. CLC’s can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. The CDC refers to CLCs as professional breastfeeding experts who are members of the health care team (2014 Breastfeeding Report Card). Research has shown that the education required of CLCs prior to certification is associated with improved breastfeeding exclusivity and duration. The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC®) Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.

The planning committee would like to acknowledge the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation for its support of this educational offering.

Activity Details
Start Date: March 19, 2018
End Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Auditorium G
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event is full. For questions, please e-mail Carolyn.E.Landry@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • D-H and Affiliate Employees: No Charge (registration required)
  • NEAH Hospital Employees: $250 by February 20th, $300 after
  • External: $575 by February 20th, $625 after

CLC Exam fee:

  • D-H and Affiliate Employees: No Charge (D-H and Affiliate Employees will be required to complete the CLC Exam)
  • All others: $120 (collected during registration)

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Program materials for DH and Affiliate attendees will be covered by DH and provided free of charge the first day of the program. NEAH and external attendees need to purchase the textbook from Amazon.

Course Curriculum Highlights
  • The US version of the WHO/UNICEF Breastfeeding Counseling Training
  • The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Examination of factors influencing success at breastfeeding
  • Distinct weight gain patterns of breastfed babies
  • Anatomy and physiology of lactation
  • Composition of human milk
  • Hormones of lactation, insufficient milk syndrome
  • Examination of effect on milk supply of nicotine, alcohol, contraceptives, use of pacifiers & bottles, engorgement, fluid intake, and diet
  • Hypoglycemia and hyperbilirubinemia & supplementation
  • Medical significance of breastfeeding for the mother & infant
  • Problems with infant formulas
  • How to discuss breastfeeding with pregnant women
  • The hospital experience: labor and delivery
  • Infant self-attachment
  • Collaborative feeding, infant feeding cues, normal suckling, assessing breastfeeding, strategies to use with infants who present with attachment problems
  • Enhanced effectiveness in lactation counseling
  • The high criticality of early support within the traditional “zone of professional unavailability”
  • Sociologic and psychologic issues impacting breastfeeding
  • Strategies for premature and ill infants, late term premies, multiples, babies with Down Syndrome, cleft lip and palate
  • Breast problems (sore nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis)
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Effect of various foods on the nursing infant

Healthy Children Project, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 45 contact hours.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Carolyn.E.Landry@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

Type:     Live Activity
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