Lactation education

Capital Health Wins Third Consecutive Award for Excellence in Lactation Services

HOPEWELL, NJ, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health was recently recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) for excellence in lactation care. For the third consecutive time, lactation services at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell received the IBCLC Care Award for its work to protect, promote and support breastfeeding through staff education and training, and for recruiting professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®). Additionally, Capital Health’s designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital further demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest level of breastfeeding care.

Supporting our new families as they learn to feed their babies is a unique privilege,” said Melanie Miller, Lactation Services Coordinator at Capital Health and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. “Our goal at Capital Health is to provide compassionate and comprehensive support and education to all of our families. This international recognition demonstrates that our staff meet the highest standards in breastfeeding and clinical breastfeeding care. prenatal to their hospital stay and beyond our families can be sure that we are ready to help them achieve their individual goals.

IBLCE Board Chair Annabelle Mack said, “The IBCLC Care Award recognizes lactation programs dedicated to providing expert assistance when breastfeeding families need it. Thank you to IBCLCs around the world who advance global public health by promoting breastfeeding through professional care and compassionate advocacy and education. »

Capital Health’s IBCLCs focus on preventative care, so they are available during pregnancy to assess and provide information on how to successfully breastfeed. They continue this assistance after the baby is born by helping families overcome breastfeeding challenges, providing accurate information and continuing to support them as their baby grows. Capital Health IBCLCs are available seven days a week for inpatient care, post-discharge telephone support, and outpatient visits.

The Capital Health Lactation Center is part of Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Maternity Services, the most comprehensive maternity program in the area. From routine deliveries to high-risk needs, Josephine Plumeri Birth Center services offer a full range of prenatal, obstetrical, postpartum and neonatal care options so that newborns have the best chance of leaving in good health. health. In addition, Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Regional Perinatal Center provides neonatal care, including Mercer County’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for at-risk births. To learn more, visit

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