We love our IBCLCs!
Our director Brooke was interviewed for Lactation Matters, a blog by the International Lactation Consultant Association.
“It is important to make sure that you are properly informed before you send people into the field, doing a comprehensive assessment is imperative,” says Bauer, determined to avoid duplication of efforts. She focuses on developing training to support other NGOs already in Greece. “We have been consulting with health professionals as they have been implementing infant feeding programs,” says Bauer. “It is beautiful how it has blossomed.” Most of Bauer’s volunteers are IBCLCs. She says, “IBCLCs provide a really important role in infant feeding in emergencies. They are able to provide the expertise that is so desperately needed. In infant feeding support, the knowledge that IBCLCs have is invaluable. Breastfeeding saves lives, especially in emergencies.”
You can read the entire article here.