And the winners are!
Lactation Education Resources has conducted it second annual Scholarship competition and we are pleased to congratulate the winners!
Drum roll here please………….
Shlonda Smith Augusta GA
“After obtaining my IBCLC, my goal is to help all moms with breastfeeding support with a special emphasis on protection/promotion/support among women of color. My goal is to continue working with low income women normalizing breastfeeding.”
Angie Natero Dover, TN
“I am so thankful for this scholarship, and my goal is to use my future certification to become a lactation consultant, which will allow me to hopefully help many moms and babies have the most successful breastfeeding experience as possible. Angie will be the only IBCLC in her hospital and in her area.”
Josephine Silversmith Gallup NM
“I am a nurse working at the Indian Health Service Hospital. I will be better able to help moms with difficult situations.”
Megan Kahlich Hereford TX
“I would love to normalize breastfeeding among my staff and patients.” Megan will be the only IBCLC in her hospital.
Tamika Simpson Moreno Valley CA
“I plan to work with and support pregnant and parenting teens at Planned Parenthood and WIC in Orange and San Bernardino Counties and educate them on the importance of breastfeeding.”
The winners were selected on their commitment to work in breastfeeding support positions in underserved areas as well as their commitment to breastfeeding mothers and babies. In addition, their previous experience, previous education, how involved they are already in their community protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, was considered.
Best wishes to these women as they begin the training to become an IBCLC!
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