Multiple Memorial Hermann Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Hermann Northeast
Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann
Pearland Hospital, Memorial Hermann
Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Herman
Southwest Hospital recently received the 2017 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®
(IBCLC®) Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®
(IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA).
The global award recognizes facilities that hire certified lactation
consultants, promote and support breastfeeding, and have a lactation program
available to patients five days a week.
Hermann stands by its commitment to provide exceptional service and direct
support for new and experienced mothers in all stages of their care,” said Victoria L. Regan, M.D., FAAP, Vice President
of the Women & Children’s Service Line for Memorial Hermann Health System. “Breastfeeding
is proven to be beneficial to both baby and mom, so we ensure our certified lactation
consultants are available to help families overcome breastfeeding challenges
and support them as their baby grows.”
Hermann’s team of skilled and
knowledgeable IBCLC® lactation consultants provide a full spectrum of services to
help mothers feel confident before, during and after delivery. Many Memorial Hermann campuses also offer
breastfeeding education classes and breastfeeding support groups.
“Facilities that receive
the IBCLC Care Award have taken initiative to improve the overall health of
their patients by making breastfeeding a priority and implementing lactation
support programs,” said Regina Maria Roig-Romero, Board Chair of the IBLCE. “An
important part of providing excellent breastfeeding care is having expert
assistance available when the breastfeeding family needs it. IBCLC® lactation consultants are the healthcare professionals best
suited to help families achieve their breastfeeding goals.”
Learn more about labor
and delivery services at Memorial Hermann, and sign up online
for educational classes.