Schneck nurses earn lactation certification


Two Schneck Medical Center nurses recently received their certification in lactation counseling from the Center for Breastfeeding.

According to a news release from the Seymour hospital, Suzanne Dippold and Shelby Dailey passed the exam process demonstrating their knowledge and skills in providing breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are considering breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding.

Including Dippold and Dailey, Schneck now has four certified lactation counselors.

Breastfeeding is an effective way to help reduce infant illness, lower infant mortality and ensure a child’s healthier future, according to the news release. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends mothers’ breast feed their babies for at least 12 months.

Lack of confidence is the No. 1 reason mothers stop breastfeeding. Dedicated information and guidance often is needed to help mothers and their babies learn the process of breastfeeding.

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