Two New Certified Lactation Consultants at Annapolis Pediatrics
Annapolis Pediatrics is proud to announce that two of our Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (CPNP) have now also officially become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Congratulations to Alicyn Bassler, CPNP, IBCLC and Kendra Nagey, CPNP, IBCLC!
With over 1000 clinical hours, 90 hours of classes and a difficult board exam, both CPNP’s are more than qualified to hold the additional title of Certified Lactation Consultant.
“This sets our practice apart in so many ways,” stated Dr. Katherine S.K. Edwards, Annapolis Pediatrics’ partner and champion of the practice’s lactation initiative, “We are able to provide exceptional lactation care under our own roof instead of needing to refer out.”
Both Alicyn and Kendra have daily lactation appointments available in their schedules and are able to see patients in Annapolis, Crofton and Severna Park. We have a dedicated lactation room at our Annapolis site.
“This official credential will further allow the practice to help mothers fulfill their breastfeeding goals with knowledge and compassion,” said Kendra Nagey.
In addition to daily lactation appointments, Annapolis Pediatrics provides many other resources for breastfeeding mothers. We have a twice-monthly Breastfeeding Support Group that currently meets in our Annapolis office and a Breastfeeding Realities class for parents-to-be and new parents. The support group and classes are both led by Alicyn and Kendra. Visit our Events page for upcoming class information.
“I look forward to providing more support to breastfeeding mothers and their newborns,” said Alicyn Bassler, “We are excited to expand our breastfeeding services with this certification.”
In November of 2016, Annapolis Pediatrics was awarded designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Healthcare Provider. Breastfeeding is welcomed at all five of our office locations.
Breastfeeding support and education is very important to Annapolis Pediatrics. It’s not always easy and we want to be here for you and your baby every step of the way. Having Alicyn and Kendra officially certified is another way that we can continue to provide exceptional care to the children and families in our practice.