Anne Arundel Medical Center received a Silver Award for Lactation Support from the DCBFC and MBC. Margaret “Peggy” Haines, RNC, IBCLC coordinates the workplace lactation program. They have a “warm line”, where breastfeeding moms can call and ask any questions they might have. There are currently two pump rooms on site with hospital-grade pumps available to use.
Javida Woodson, RN, pictured fourth from the left in the group photograph, works on the Mother/Baby unit. The availability of the lactation room has made it possible for her to continue to breastfeed her son for an extended period, and to provide him with her milk when she is at work. Bryce White and Lily Wilhelm (in the back row of the group shot – Bryce on the left and Lily third from left) work in Anne Arundel Medical Center’s IT Department, in a building across the campus. Walking over to the lactation room was taking too much extra time from their jobs. Instead, Peggy Haines and the Medical Center provided them with a “pump on wheels” and their supervisor was able to find an office in which to use it. Flexibility and creativity like this can make all the difference. Recognized here (historicannapolis.patch.com)
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