Breastfeeding isn’t easy. Many families have questions and concerns and often lack access to the support and guidance they need to achieve their breastfeeding goals. There are many different providers of breastfeeding support services – “counselors,” “specialists,” “educators,” and “consultants,” to name a few. These designations do not mean the same thing. (see below)
The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is the gold standard. IBCLCs are healthcare professionals trained to provide clinical expertise in the management of lactation from pregnancy through weaning. The IBCLC cares for basic and complex problems with lactation.
Renown is the only hospital in Nevada that exclusively staff IBCLCs for lactation support. Renown …
The 2014 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) annual picnic is full of stories of how miracles do happen. Parents of children who spent weeks, even months, in the NICU attend the reunion each year to visit with the nurses who cared for their babies. This year’s theme was “Super Heroes” and many of the families dressed in costume for the occasion.