[QUOTE=mahdokht] I'm thinking of taking some courses to be a breastfeeding peer counselor for WIC and that will, hopefully, be the first step toward becoming an IBCLC. QUOTE]
mahdokht - i worked with WIC as part of my job as a public health nurse and was a wic peer counselor in my "former" life. it did not require any prereqs in VA other than being a nursing or formerly nursing mother on or previously on WIC. maybe you qualify now? i'd check on that!
hi all! i am a RN with an MSN in public health. i worked cardiac during grad school for less than a year (yuck) and then started public health
. i did PH nursing for 2 years before ds was born. then, i became a sahm.
i've thought about part-timing/prning at a nearby hospital - maybe L&D. but i'm kinda leary since my ideas about L&D don't really match up with most hospitals'/doctors' ideas about L&D. i'd likely get frustrated. but i REALLY miss working with mamas and babies (i did high risk mama/baby case management primarily thru home visits).
ironically, i was the immunization focus nurse at our county health department, but i don't vax my ds.
are any fulltime SAHM moms worried about returning to nursing - even if after only a short break? i really worry about my skills since i went to a low-clinical skills job (health dept vs. hospital). i.e. i haven't started an iv since 2002! aaaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!! any ideas for staying current while being a fulltime sahm?
nice to meet everyone!