Community Memorial Hospital recognized again for excellence in breastfeeding care

The award-winning lactation team at Community Memorial Hospital is proud to provide outstanding breastfeeding support.

Community Memorial Hospital has been recognized once again for offering high quality lactation care and top-notch assistance for breastfeeding families.

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiner® (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) recognized CMH for excellence in breastfeeding care by awarding CMH with their IBCLC Care Award for 2021. CMH has received this award many times previously.

“CMH is proud to be the premier birthing center in Ventura County,” said Megan Rodarte, director of Maternal Child Health Services at CMH. “Part of our ongoing commitment to excellence is ensuring that breastfeeding education, support, and resources are available to CMH families and to our community as a whole.”

CMH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and for providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families. In addition, CMH demonstrated that it has recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

The IBCLC Care Award is given to hospitals, medical practices, clinics, or agencies that staff professionals who hold the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and provide a lactation program for breastfeeding families, among other requirements that promote top breastfeeding care. IBCLCs help families overcome breastfeeding challenges, provide accurate information, and support families as their baby grows. They assist families returning to work or school, help families in more unusual situations such as breastfeeding more than one baby or nursing a sick or premature infant, and help train nursing staff to manage basic breastfeeding care.

CMH provides support and information to families during pregnancy, after birth, and as the baby grows. CMH also offers a virtual Breastfeeding Support Group that meets on Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and is led by a registered nurse and certified lactation counselor. CMH’s New Parent Resource Center is located at 2580 E. Main Street in Ventura. Call 805/948-BABY (2229) or email [email protected] for more information.

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system that comprises Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and several primary and specialty care clinics that serve communities throughout Ventura County, California.

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