Amy Blasing, CEO of Lovelace Women’s Hospital (Photo courtesy of Lovelace Women’s Hospital)


ALBUQUERQUE —  Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association ® (ILCA®). It is the only hospital in the state of New Mexico to earn this award, which it also received in 2020.

The IBCLC Care Award recognizes Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s focus on staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families. In addition, Lovelace Women’s Hospital demonstrated it has recently completed activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

“Lovelace Women’s Hospital is dedicated to promoting breastfeeding to our mothers and to providing a lactation program that makes expert assistance available when the breastfeeding family needs it,” said Amy Blasing, CEO of Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “We are proud of our efforts to encourage and inform breastfeeding families about the benefits and management of breastfeeding, as well as train health care professionals to assist families in achieving their breastfeeding goals.”

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