The WIC Breastfeeding Curriculum provides competency-based training for all levels of WIC staff that provide breastfeeding promotion and support.
The curriculum has four (4) learning tiers. Each level builds on the previous tier. The tiered levels include:
Level 1 - for all WIC staff
Basic breastfeeding promotion, importance of breastfeeding.
Level 2 - for peer counselors and other WIC staff who support new mothers with breastfeeding
Supporting normal breastfeeding.
Level 3 - for WIC Competent Professional Authorities (CPAs) and breastfeeding coordinators
Assisting mothers with breastfeeding concerns, clinic practices that support breastfeeding.
Level 4 - for WIC Designated Breastfeeding Experts
Helping mothers with complex breastfeeding challenges that are beyond the scope of practice for Level 2 and 3 staff.
Additional resources to facilitate effective training such as Presenter Notes and supplemental resources such as a Technology Guide, Trainer Guide, and Self-Study Users Guide can found in the Resources folder (located within the libraries on the flash drive).
This training replaces the previous FNS trainings including:
Using Loving Support to Grow and Glow in WIC
Loving Support Through Peer Counseling: A Journey Together - For Training Peer Counselors
Loving Support Through Peer Counseling - For WIC Managers
The WIC Breastfeeding Curriculum resource is available for WIC agencies to order (delivered on a unencrypted USB drive) using the Publications Ordering Form.
Please contact your FNS Regional Office with any questions.