Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most babies and has many health benefits for the breastfeeding parent as well. The lactation consultants of Allegheny Health Network work with pregnant women and new moms to support breastfeeding success.
In 2018, the Women and Infants Center at AHN West Penn Hospital became the first in southwestern PA to win the IBCLC Care Award. This award is given jointly by the International Board of Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) in recognition of the highest level of support to breastfeeding families and hospital staff. AHN’s Jefferson and Forbes Hospital also won this award for breastfeeding support excellence.
The IBCLC Care Award is valid for 2 years, and the current list of awardees can be found here.
The benefits of award-winning lactation care and support include: