The IBCLC Care Award is valued worldwide as the most trusted source for certifying practitioners in lactation and breastfeeding care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Palisades Medical Center earned the award in recognition of its efforts in staffing professionals who hold the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program that is available at least five days-a-week for breastfeeding families. In addition, Palisades Medical Center provides breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and regularly conducts activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
“Palisades Medical Center is committed to improving maternal and child health by making breastfeeding a priority and by helping new moms get off to a good start with the expert support and assistance they need,” said Liz Brooks, President of the ILCA. “Palisades Medical Center’s IBCLC professionals provide this help and often make the difference between success and failure for women achieving their breastfeeding goals.”
“Breastfeeding rates are on the rise today and with that dramatic increase the need for trained professionals who can help also increases,” said Brooks. “Breastfeeding is natural and often works quite well without intervention. But there can be complications or risk factors and mothers need extra support. An IBCLC is the trained expert who knows how to work with the entire health care team.”
For more information about the IBCLC Care Award program, contact IBLCE at firstname.lastname@example.org.