The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is proud of the way lactation consultants across the state have continued to serve families during this public health crisis. We continue to represent your needs, and hope that you will reach out to us if there are ways that we can support you during this time.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the CDC, and the World Health Organization are excellent sources of evidence-based guidance for clinicians. The CDC offers detailed guidance on appropriate personal protective equipment for clinicians caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Please familiarize yourself with the entire CDC document and seek out training on appropriate donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
You can find guidance from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the CDC, and the World Health Organization below:
Thank you for your service to North Carolina’s families during this challenging time. You owe the same duty to yourself as you owe to your patients, so we encourage you to ensure your own physical and emotional safety as you provide lactation care.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. – Maya Angelou
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.― Maya Angelou