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ValleyCare Health System Honored for Lactation Care Services

Hospital news | Saturday, March 14, 2015

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized ValleyCare Health System for excellence in lactation care.

ValleyCare has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and for providing a lactation program that is available 5-7 days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the facility demonstrated that is has provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

According to Decalie Brown, President of ILCA, “This recognition highlights the efforts being made by maternity facilities all across the world to help mothers get off to a good start with breastfeeding and to support them in reaching their goals. IBCLC is the leading internationally recognized lactation certification in the world, and facilities with IBCLC recognition are highly skilled in helping mothers with any concerns that can arise. They are also an important part of the overall maternal and child health team by assuring that evidence-based policies and practices are in place that help mothers succeed with breastfeeding.”

Facilities with IBLCE recognition focus on preventive care and continue that assistance after the baby is born by helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges, providing accurate information, and continuing to support them as their baby grows.

For more information about ValleyCare Health System’s lactation services, visit valleycare.com/maternity.