St. Mary's Recognized for Excellence in Lactation Care
St. Mary's Healthcare System, located in Athens, was recently recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association.
The IBCLC Care Award was presented to St. Mary's in recognition of the staffing of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and for providing a lactation program available seven days a week for families choosing to breastfeed. The facility also recently provided training for the medical staff which cares for new families and completed activities to protect, promote and support the choice to breastfeed.
Donna Jenkins, RN and Laura Crowe, BSHP are St. Mary's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and both provide classes on breastfeeding, weekly support groups and one-on-one consultations with mothers choosing to breastfeed.