Weslianne Lewis, RN, BSN, recently passed her exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Lewis currently works as a lactation consultant at RWCH and is in charge of the hospital’s Breastfeeding Center.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants must have a degree in health sciences and at least 90 hours of education in breastfeeding and human lactation – as well as a number of clinical hours in breastfeeding – before even taking the IBCLC exam.

IBCLCs work in milk banks, lactation centers, physician offices, health clinics, hospitals, and some work as private lactation consultants. IBCLC professionals give parents and families evidence-based information about their specific breastfeeding situation and educate other health professionals and colleagues.

“I am proud to be a part of the RWCH team and its efforts to increase and support breastfeeding in our community one patient at a time,” Davis said.

Lewis is a native of Phoeniz, AZ., and received her degree in nursing from LSU at Alexandria.

For more information about RWCH’s Breastfeeding Center, call 769-7229.