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IBCLC Day is March 7

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Day is March 7. LFCHD has three IBCLC on staff (left to right): Terri Phelps, Doraine Bailey and Michelle Marra.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Day is held in Kentucky on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 and honors those public health professionals who help women achieve breastfeeding goals.

An IBCLC is an allied health care professional who has extensive experience in working with breastfeeding women and their babies in normal and unusual situations. IBCLCs provide expert lactation and breastfeeding care, increase community-based support for breastfeeding and work to reduce barriers to breastfeeding support services. They assess the mother and baby, take a health history, observe the mother and baby breastfeeding, write care plans, report to the mother’s and baby’s primary care providers and arrange for follow-up.

IBCLC health department staff include Doraine Bailey, Michelle Marra and Terri Phelps.

For more information on LFCHD’s breastfeeding services, please click here.

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