New Lactation Counselors on BCHC Team

Posted : 01/19/21 in In the News

New Lactation Counselors on BCHC Team

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Boone County Health Center has announced the addition of two Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs) to the obstetrics (OB) team.

Alyssa Henn, RN, and Kendra Vogel, RN, will join Deanna Kruse, RN, and Maria Kinney, RN, as CLCs.

“Breastfeeding is natural, but it is also a learned skill. As CLCs we have special training from a practical, evidence-based breastfeeding course with a strong focus on counseling skills to help moms and babies have the best breastfeeding experience possible,” said Obstetrics Director Maria Kinney, RN.

At Boone County Health Center, CLCs offer patients a free breastfeeding class to review the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning of the baby, and how to determine if the baby is getting enough milk. During the hospital stay, CLCs are available to help mothers and babies begin their breastfeeding journey.