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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Hosts Lactation Care Course

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February 15, 2019
Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The Five Day Course, Toppenish, WA, 4/29/19-5/3/19, and Yakima, WA, 6/10-14/19, course class $50

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is hosting an education opportunity in Yakima and Toppenish, Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The Five Day Course

This is a complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. The five-day course is offered to Yakima County residents who are health care professionals or individuals who work with new mothers and their newborns, or those beginning the process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This course enables participants to provide accurate, current, and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.

This course provides 45 theoretical hours for the IBLCE exam eligibility requirements. All areas of the exam grid are included, and the course content is based on current scientific research. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion as a Lactation Educator.

The course is $50 and the registration fee will cover the cost of the class, the course booklet, and lunch all week.

The five-day course will be offered April 29 through May 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Conference Center, at 514 W. 1st Avenue, in Toppenish. The Yakima course is planned for June 10-14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Valley Church, 7109 W. Nob Hill Boulevard, in Yakima. 

Registration will close April 19.  You can register here:  www.surveymonkey.com/r/Yakima5DayCourse