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Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center

Staffing - Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultant Staffing

In 2011 the Surgeon General issued a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding”. Breast feeding has been shown to be highly effective in protecting the health of infants and mothers (see breast feeding rates*). Hospitals can play an important role with new mothers at the time of birth by providing breastfeeding support and care. Specially trained lactation consultants are an important source of assistance. The lactation staffing measures below show the number of specially trained lactation consultants and the number of International Board Certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) for every 1000 live births at the hospital. These measures are shown for Illinois birthing hospitals. For further information about lactation consultant staffing read the CDC’s Breastfeeding Report Card.

You can find information about the percentage of babies breast fed at this hospital under the Maternal/Child tab.

The information below is obtained from hospitals and submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health. See Report Card Methodology.