The Kentucky WIC Program is sponsoring a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) Course June 2nd – 6th at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This certification is a stepping stone to the IBCLC credential. It is hoped that those who attend the course will ultimately become board certified, although that is not a requirement. During this very practical course, participants will be taught how to use appropriate counseling skills, how to teach mothers and families, and most importantly, how to function hands-on as a clinician.
Registration for this course is limited to Registered Dietitians (RD), Certified Nutritionists (CN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Physicians (MD), Advance Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), and Physician Assistants (PA) who wish to improve their knowledge base and skills in working with the breastfeeding dyad. All areas included on the IBCLE exam are addressed. The course provides the needed number of continuing education in lactation to qualify to sit for the IBCLE exam. Certification as a lactation specialist is achieved through attendance of the entire course and successful completion of the end of course exam on the last day.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Staybridge Suites for a reduced cost under Kentucky Certified Lactation Course.