Breastfeeding may be a natural thing, but as many moms can attest—it doesn't always come naturally.
Thank goodness for those in the mothering community who are there to help new (or even veteran!) mothers through the rough patches of nursing. Without them, our struggles in breastfeeding would be much harder endeavors. And now you can show your gratitude for their knowledge and support by nominating a breastfeeding advocate for Medela's 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence.
From the website:”The Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence is an extension of the Lactation Consultant Hall of Excellence (LCHE), a peer nominated recognition program sponsored by Medela. The goal of the program is to acknowledge the hard work and best practices of U.S.-based lactation consultants, professional advocates of breastfeeding and breastfeeding advocates within the community. It is a natural progression of the LCHE as we recognize that dedicated advocates of breastfeeding can be found throughout the healthcare community and beyond. We are confident that extending recognition will help further promote breastfeeding nationwide.”
You can nominate an advocate in the following categories:
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Professional breastfeeding advocate (one who supports breastfeeding as a part of their job)
- Community breastfeeding advocate (one who is passionate and actively working to advance breastfeeding in the community)
Those to be inducted into each category will be announced during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2011.