Memorial Hermann hospitals recognized for breastfeeding support services

Five Memorial Hermann hospitals have won awards for their work supporting and promoting breastfeeding.


Memorial Hermann's lactation consultants are available to help families overcome breastfeeding challenges.   File photo

Five Memorial Hermann hospitals have won awards for their work supporting and promoting breastfeeding.

Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital all received honors from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association. The award is for facilities that offer lactation programs five days a week.

“Memorial Hermann stands by its commitment to provide exceptional service and direct support for new and experienced mothers in all stages of their care,” Victoria Regan, vice president of the women and children’s service line for Memorial Hermann Health System, said. 

Regan said breastfeeding is proved to benefit baby and mom, so they ensure their certified lactation consultants are available to help families overcome breastfeeding challenges and support them as their baby grows. 

“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,” Regina Maria Roig-Romero, chairperson of the board for IBLCE, said. “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.”

To learn more about some of the services and classes available through Memorial Hermann, visit http://womens. memorialhermann.org/specialty-services/labor---delivery/.

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