July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – Medical City Lewisville has received the IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®). The award recognizes Medical City Lewisville’s donor breast milk program to support mothers who choose to breastfeed exclusively without formula.
Medical City Lewisville’s donor breast milk program supports the proven health benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers. The program is available for full-term babies who need additional supplement but whose mothers are unable to provide breast milk exclusively themselves due to various reasons.
“This award is an affirmation of the significant patient benefits of our donor breast milk program and our Women and Children Services team’s dedication to patient-centered healthcare,” said Brandy Farrer, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Women and Children’s Services at Medical City Lewisville. “I am very proud of our experienced caregivers and their commitment to supporting our mothers and their babies with programs and education that promote optimal health and development.”
The health benefits of breastfeeding for infants, children and women are well-documented, but a lack of supportive programs is a major deterrent to continued breastfeeding once mothers leave the hospital. To support expectant parents who are considering breastfeeding, Medical City Lewisville hosts a monthly class for parents to learn about the benefits for both mothers and babies, how to breastfeed, advice to avoid common difficulties and more. Learn more about this breastfeeding support group (Baby Café) by calling (855) 880-4625.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), breastfeeding is the best option for both babies and their mothers. Studies show that natural antibodies in breast milk can help babies fight off viruses and bacteria and can lower the chances of developing asthma or allergies, among other benefits not associated with formula. Women who have breastfed may also experience reduced rates of breast and ovarian cancer later in life.
To learn more about Women's & Children's Services at Medical City Lewisville, click here.
About Medical City Lewisville
Medical City Lewisville is a full-service acute care hospital licensed for 186 beds. Serving Lewisville, Flower Mound and southern Denton County since 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a Level III Trauma Center and provides the county’s only pediatric ER. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Medical City Lewisville offers the area’s only Level III NICU, comprehensive rehabilitation services, and is a Primary Stroke Center. In 2015, Medical City Lewisville was the first hospital in southern Denton County to achieve Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
Medical City Lewisville is a part of Medical City Healthcare.
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July 31, 2017