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Breastfeeding and Tornados
I recently spent 3 days in Omaha Nebraska doing a 3 day Train the Trainer Program for the Lactation Consultant leaders in the hospitals. It was designed to improve the breastfeeding support in their hospitals and move towards Baby Friendly Hospital status. This was a group of exceptionally well prepared IBCLCs whose passion for the success of breastfeeding for the mothers and babies was evident.
The evening after our second day, tornadoes moved through Omaha, with torrential rain, flooding and baseball sized hail causing widespread damage in parts of the city and surrounding areas. None the less, everyone was present for class the next morning. It didn’t matter that for one student all of her windows were broken by the hail. Now that is commitment!
Each of the students in the Train the Trainer class taught two of the modules comprising the 15 hour Baby Friendly Hospital training. In addition, they each taught an aspect of the skills fair preparing to lead the 5 hours of hands on clinical experience.
Bravo for the Lactation Consultants in Omaha and the breastfeeding mothers and babies in the Omaha hospitals!