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CCMH Maternal Child Department receives IBLCE Care Award 2019

CCMH Maternal Child Department receives IBLCE Care Award 2019

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.”

CCMH’s 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 department at www.cchwyo.org/MC.