FOR EXCELLENCE IN LACTATION CARE!
(Toms River) – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) have recently recognized the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) for excellence in lactation care.
Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health says, “The Ocean County Health Department is delighted to receive this award and couldn’t be any prouder of the WIC employees and administrators that have dedicated themselves to the residents of Ocean County by providing the highest standard of lactation care, education and support.”
The Ocean County Health Department Breastfeeding Support and Services Program has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families. In addition, the facility demonstrated that it has recently completed a variety of activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator explains, “The IBCLC Care Award is the result of a lot of hard work by our staff and the dedicated efforts to promote and provide a lactation program that makes expert assistance available for breastfeeding families in Ocean County when they need it. The program is geared to encourage and educate breastfeeding families about the significant benefits and management of breastfeeding as well as training health care professionals in the community to assist families achieve their breastfeeding objectives.”
Patty High, OCHD Assistant Health Coordinator adds, “Breastfeeding is the natural way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development, but it is also a journey and success in supporting and sustaining breastfeeding is a long-term investment between moms, their support systems, and the healthcare community. With this in mind, the WIC Program is dedicated in supporting efforts to encourage and promote breastfeeding through diverse and far-reaching initiatives intended at giving children their very best possible start to life.”
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