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New Parent Resource Center earns International Lactation Care Award

Ventura, California, 06/28/2011

Community Memorial Hospital’s New Parent Resource Center has earned international recognition for its excellence in lactation care.

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association honored the Center for providing a lactation program that is available at least five days a week for breastfeeding families. It also was cited for hiring International Board Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), who provide training for nursing, medical and other staff that care for breastfeeding families.

The New Parent Resource Center, located at 2809 Main Street, offers complimentary services to patients who delivered at CMH. Within the Center is Prenatal Education, including childbirth and new parent classes, as well as breastfeeding supplies and support. Its “Breastfeeding Boutique” offers breast pump sales and rental along with sales of breastfeeding bras and other supplies. The Center also provides a Breastfeeding Support Group as well as individual breastfeeding consultations.

CMH is one of only 16 hospitals in California that are on the IBCLC Care Award Directory list.
For more information on the Center and its services, call 805/667-2838 for breastfeeding support and supplies and 805/658-BABY for class registration, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/mch.

Community Memorial Hospital is a member of Community Memorial Health System, a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.