Day 3 of CBC Summit: Hospital Learning Community

Presented by Julia Bourg, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC and Christine Masterman, MSN, RN, IBCLC

Planning And Implementing Skills-Based Lactation Competency Training and Stepping Up Your Step 2 Game: Engaging Staff And Overcoming Barriers

Date: Day 3 - January 26, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (lunch break from 12:00 to 2:00 PM)

Registration is open for the California Breastfeeding Summit, which takes place January 24-26, 2022, at the Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley.


See the Summit Agenda here!


During this training of trainer’s workshop, participants will learn more about lactation skills competency training and verification as defined by the recently revised Baby-Friendly USA Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria. Participants will take part in interactive learning to identify and apply effective ways to plan, implement, and validate skills-based learning within their facility. During the afternoon session, participants will engage in small group work and hands-on demonstrations based on lactation knowledge and skills. Join us for this fun and collaborative session for new training ideas and renewed inspiration!


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe lactation skills competencies as defined by current Baby-Friendly, World Health Organization, and California Model Policy guidance.
  • Identify effective ways to implement and validate skills-based competencies.
  • Attain skills and resources for developing and implementing a sustainable hospital training plan.
  • Identify at least 3 effective ways to engage birthing center staff in Step 2 learning and clinical application.
  • Identify at least 3 unit-level methods of overcoming barriers to lactation education and support.
  • Demonstrate a variety of learning methods while acquiring lactation skills.

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