Brookwood Baptist Medical gets Recognition for Lactation Services

Feb 28, 2018

Contact: Kate Darden 
BBH Vice President, Marketing
[email protected]


Birmingham, AL – July 17, 2017 – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Brookwood Baptist Medical Center for excellence in lactation care for the 3rd consecutive 2-year cycle. This current recognition will last from 2017 – 2019.

Brookwood has received the global award in recognition of staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification and for providing a lactation program that is available 5-7 days a week for breastfeeding families.  In addition, the facility demonstrated that is has provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

“We are very proud to be recognized for this achievement,” said Amy Beard, VP of Women’s Services for Brookwood Baptist Health. “Our hospital is committed to providing exceptional service and support for new and experienced mothers in all stages of their care. We understand the importance of breastfeeding support and its health benefits for every mother and baby. All Brookwood women’s nursing staff receives advanced training to provide specialized breastfeeding support to assure both mother and baby receive the outstanding care they deserve.”

Brookwood’s team of skilled and knowledgeable IBCLC® lactation consultants provides a full spectrum of services to help mothers feel confident before, during and after delivery.  We offer breastfeeding education classes and breastfeeding support groups. To find out more about the lactation care provided at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, call the Lactation Center at 205.877.1978.

IBLCE certificates focus on preventive care, so they are available during pregnancy to assess the mother and provide information on how to successfully initiate breastfeeding. They continue that assistance after the baby is born by helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges, providing accurate information, and continuing to support them as their baby grows. They assist mothers returning to work or school, help mothers in more unusual situations such as breastfeeding more than one baby or nursing a sick or premature infant, and help train nursing staff to manage basic breastfeeding care.


About Brookwood Baptist Health
With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp.  Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare.  For more information, please visit 

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