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Breastfeeding Courses

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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Texas Association of Local WIC Directors (TALWD)

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offers breastfeeding courses to prepare health-care providers to support breastfeeding women and infants. DSHS believes that a positive, proactive approach to breastfeeding promotion and support is achieved through team effort. DSHS encourages all health-care workers who work with breastfeeding women and infants to attend these trainings.   

In-Person Breastfeeding Classes 

The Texas Association of Local WIC Directors (TALWD) now handles all registration aspects of the DSHS fee-based breastfeeding classes. This includes:

  • Principles of Lactation Management
  • Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving
  • Clinical Lactation Practicum and
  • Peer Counselor Management

Registration and payment will be handled by TALWD through EventBrite.com; however, DSHS will still be reviewing, revising, conducting, and scheduling the courses. Credit card payments are now accepted online and payment is expected at the time of registration. Available events (classes) can be found at https://TALWD.eventbrite.com.

If you have questions regarding registration or payment, contact TALWD at TALWD.Organizer@gmail.com.   

Online Classes 

We are now offering several breastfeeding classes online, including Breastfeeding Management and Breastfeeding the Compromised Infant, that you can take at your own pace! More courses will be added, so be sure to check back often.

To learn more or to register for online courses:
WIC Partners can visit the WIC Partner Training Site.
WIC staff should only take these courses on our Texas WIC Training site for staff.

Physician Classes (by request)

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Questions about Peer Counseling or the Peer Counselor Management Workshop: 
Kristina Arrieta 512-341-4593

Questions regarding continuing education contact hours, certificates, content or scheduling, please contact Missy Hammer at 512-341-4457.

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Last updated July 12, 2017