GILLETTE, WY – For the
second consecutive time, Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) was awarded the
International Board of Lactation Consultants (IBLCE®) Care Award.
The award is given by the IBLCE and the
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) to organizations and agencies in recognition for employing a trained
professional who has earned board certification in lactation consultation.
The IBLCE award recognizes lactation programs that are hospital-based,
provide patient education, telephone support and follow-up calls, outpatient
services and include peer instruction and training.
“Breastfeeding is an amazing mother and baby bonding opportunity.
It seems like it should be a natural process, but breastfeeding can be
very frustrating,” said Dianna Moore, LPN, IBCLC, CLC, Lactation
Coordinator on the CCMH
Maternal Child Unit. “We want to support our new moms and dads with the breastfeeding
process and maintaining this training allows us to help them be successful.”
new Maternal Child unit has a dedicated space for families to further understand the breastfeeding
process long after discharge from the hospital. This space allows for
greater privacy and one-on-one counseling. The unit employs one International
Board Certified Lactation Consultant®, two Advanced Nurse Lactation
Counselors, and 11 Certified Lactation Counselors® (CLC) who specialize
in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs have the highest training
and education in lactation, are Internationally Board Certified, and are
the Gold Standard in lactation worldwide. CLCs must pass a rigorous examination
to earn certification.
CCMH offers free
breastfeeding classes taught by CLCs on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7-9 pm in Gillette,
Wyoming. These classes are targeted toward expecting parents in their
sixth to ninth month of pregnancy. Topics include breastfeeding benefits,
preparation, and the initial basics and support. Registration is required
and can be completed at
www.cchwyo.org/prenatal. CLCs are also available for support and assistance 24/7 by calling 307.688.2200.
Learn more about the services available at CCMH’s Maternal Child