Congratulations to Winter Haven Woman’s Hospital for receiving the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award.
Lactation counselors Kathie, Asheia and Ann, as well as board certified lactation consultant, Cynthea were applauded by the hospital for their efforts and implementation of a donor human milk program as an option for supplementing breast milk for newborns.
They taught patient care providers the important benefits of donor human milk, how it is processed at a milk bank and when it is appropriate to use donor human milk.
A relationship was established with Florida’s Human Milk Bank to provide human donor milk to patients, and the hospital partnered with Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida to become a milk depot for human milk donations.
The successful donor program is credited with winning the Winter Haven Women’s Hospital the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award for excellence in lactation care.