HUG Your Baby wants to thank and support professionals who devote exceptional passion and energy to moms and babies in their communities. This year we are pleased to offer a training scholarship to a local lactation educator who is engaged in the exciting, challenging (and expensive) lactation consultant training process.
Angie Hilliard has worked with breastfeeding mothers for decades. As a student of the late Mary Tulley (a regional and national lactation leader) and a home visiting peer counselor in central North Carolina, Angie has years of "hands-on" experiece, good sense, and knowledge of when to tweak a situation and when to refer to backup lactation consultants. Over the years I have heard about her dedication, thorough evaluations, and tireless encouragement of new mothers. She has been only a phone call away from me when I have been stumped by a challenging breastfeeding problem at UNC Family Medicine.
Angie deserves both thanks and support as she moves forward in her study to become a lactation consultant. HUG Your Baby is delighted to award her our first "HUG Your LC" scholarship. This scholarship gives Angie access to the Health e-Learning IBCLC Lactation Exam Practice as she prepares to take this international exam, given once a year in July.
Best wishes, Angie. We're proud of you!!