Presentation Information

Holly Johnson

Driving Change in Lactation Support with A Mobile Lactation Clinic

  • Speaker: Holly Johnson , IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Access to quality lactation care is one of the biggest hurdles facing new mothers. Geographical isolation only compounds the issue further. While many programs aim to provide access in metropolitan and city centers, few address the lack of care in surrounding rural communities. A mobile lactation clinic is one potential solution to create access to care for these often forgotten demographics. While this is one of the first mobile lactation clinics, its immediate success in bringing lactation care to underserved populations can be modeled in other locations. This presentation will discuss how mobile units can improve access to lactation care and how a mobile clinic was designed cost-effectively to provide lactation care to the underserved. The goal of this presentation is to arm others in the field of lactation with the knowledge to improve access to care within their own communities by bridging the gap for those unable to receive care due to geographical location.