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Lactation Counselor Training Course
November 4 - November 8Free – $225.00
2019 Lactation Counselor Training Information
November 4-8, 2019
Canaan Valley Resort, Davis WV
About the training: The course is intended for professional and volunteer health care workers, such as nurses, midwives, physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, WIC staff, breastfeeding peer counselors, mother-to-mother counselors, childbirth educators, doulas, speech and occupational therapists, child welfare workers, etc. While professional and personal experiences with breastfeeding are of benefit to learners, there are no prerequisite requirements for this program, other than a sincere desire to learn about breastfeeding and help others. For more information about the trainers visit http://www.healthychildren.cc/faq.htm
There are 50 slots available for this training. The goal of the sponsors for this training is to increase the number of certified lactation support professionals in the state. Therefore, preference will be given to in-state individuals who work with nursing women, particularly in underserved areas.
FEES: Registration for this national course is typically $625 per person, plus $120 exam fee, and travel to out-of-state locations. Thanks to funding from the WVDHHR Office of Nutrition Services and Office of Maternal Child Health, we are able to bring this training to WV with a significantly reduced registration rate of $225.00. Continuing education credits, exam fee, and daily breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee. Lodging is NOT included. Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging, evening meals and the required course book: The “Pocket Guide to Lactation Management 3rd edition” (available for purchase at www.Amazon.com for about $40).
Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for this course. Please contact Molly at email@example.com if you are interested for an application.
Lodging at Canaan Valley $79/night + 12% tax ($88.48)
To book your room call 800-622-4121 and ask for the “Lactation Counselor Conference” room block
**This block of rooms is only available until October 4, 2019*
Training Cancellation Policy: Since registration is strictly limited to 50 participants, the WVBA must implement a cancellation policy allowing for enough time to fill vacant slots. The full registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is received by October 4, 2019. Substitutions will be allowed in the event that there is no waiting list.
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