Using Loving Supportİ to Grow and Glow in WIC
(Breastfeeding Competency Training)




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"Using Loving Support© to Grow and Glow in WIC (Breastfeeding Competency Training)."

Training Materials Available from WIC Works:

• CD of training materials

• Set of DVDs: Modules 1-6 (includes content from the training   curriculum presented before a live audience of WIC staff),
   Bonus Materials & Show Me Video Vignettes

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This standardized competency-based curriculum was developed to ensure that all staff attain a level of proficiency in the skills required to promote and support breastfeeding in the WIC setting.

Competencies in breastfeeding promotion and support are essential for WIC staff.  The curriculum addresses adult learning strategies, core breastfeeding competencies for staff and help staff understand their important role as part of the family's "Circle of Care" that helps mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals.

Development
The training  materials  are evidence-based,  and informed by focus groups and interviews; reviews of breastfeeding training materials currently used in WIC agencies; and lessons learned from other Loving Support© initiatives.

General Materials:
Covers and Dividers [PDF]
Food Package Chart [PDF]

Breastfeeding Posters


Posters [PDF]
WIC Gardener's Journal

WIC Gardener's
Journal [PDF]



Goal Flower [PDF]
Activity Flower [PDF]
Grow and Glow in WIC Breastfeeding Training

Training Materials
by Module
Training Strategies
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]
Module 1: WIC Supports Breastfeeding
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 2: Feelings About Breastfeeding
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 3: Communicating
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 4: Barriers
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 5: Exclusive Breastfeeding
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 6: Pregnancy
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 7: New Moms
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 8: Continuing Breastfeeding
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 9: Separation
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Module 10: Solutions for Problems
Slides [PPT]  Speaker Notes [WORD]  Worksheets [WORD]
Related Resources:
FNS Materials
Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding

State Materials
Mother's Milk for Daddy's Baby Poster [ordering information] (Pennsylvania)
Touching Hearts, Touching Minds, Emotion-Based Messages Posters (Massachusetts)
To Baby with Love Overcoming Breastfeeding Barriers Video [ordering information] (Texas)
Breastfeeding: Another Way of Saying I Love You Video [ordering information] (Mississippi)

Other Resources
The Business Case for Breastfeeding - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
International Lactation Consultant Association Resources [ordering information]
Baby-led Breastfeeding:  The Mother-Baby Dance DVD [ordering information] - Christina M. Smillie, MD.
Breastfeeding Techniques That Work: Hand Expression DVD [ordering information] - Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC.