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Quarterly Coalition Meeting

Dr. Sarah Taylor was nominated by the lactation team at MUSC, pill help who writes:

 We would like to nominate Sarah Taylor, treat MD for her outstanding support of breastfeeding in Charleston County as well in the State of South Carolina, information pills across the US and the world. She is bright, intelligent and extremely passionate about breastfeeding, especially for the preterm and hospitalized infant population. She works beautifully with multidisciplinary team members and has contributed considerably to the knowledge base of breastmilk feedings. She is active in multiple local and statewide committees that support breastfeeding. Here is a summary of her recent accomplishments:

  • Chair of the MUSC Neonatal Nutrition Quality Improvement Initiative which was able to improve preterm infant growth by 18% while increasing maternal milk intake by 15%.
  • Member of the MUSC High Risk Lactation team with process improvement projects, including the nurse education program BRAVO Breastfeeding!, that have improved the rate of preterm infants in the MUSC who receive mother’s milk to 90% with 46% of infants continuing to receive mother’s milk at infant’s hospital discharge.
  • Chair of the MUSC Preterm Infant Discharge Nutrition Committee which developed the Preterm Infant FEED (Facilitating Enteral Education at Discharge) form to educate parents and pediatricians about how to transition a preterm infant to breastfeeding.
  • Chair of the South Carolina Neonatal Nutrition Consortium initiated in 2013 with a goal to have 80% of SC mothers whose infants are admitted to neonatal care units to be expressing milk within 6 hours of delivery. All neonatal tertiary care centers and some Level II centers are involved.
  • Member of the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Baby Friendly Committee with educational and support efforts to aid all South Carolina Birthing Hospitals in work to become Baby Friendly.
  • Member of the MUSC Best Fed Beginnings Executive Council which led MUSC in its 1-year effort to reach the Designation Phase on the road to Baby Friendly status.
  • Author of a published study demonstrating that preterm infants fed human milk have less intestinal permeability than those fed formula.
  • Lead researcher for the project, Promoting Lactation Education Access and Support Efforts for Preterm Infants, which will study the efficiency and implementation of interventions to sustain mother’s milk for preterm infants post-hospital discharge.
  • Presenter for MUSC Bravo Breastfeeding! Nursing education with talks regarding the importance of mother’s milk for preterm infants and the science of pumping milk for hospitalized infants.
  • Webinar author and presenter for “The Biology and Chemistry of Human Milk and Breastfeeding” sponsored by the South Carolina Perinatal Association in June 2013.
  • Presenter at The Lactation Conference in Charleston (2011) and Mount Pleasant (2012) on topics such as human milk for preterm infants, late preterms, and for gut health.
  • Volunteer for Save the Milkshakes, a non-profit organization, working to establish the first Donor Milk Deport in South Carolina.
  • Leading the state effort to form a South Carolina Donor Milk Bank through the Human Milk Banking of North America organization.

I encourage you to consider this nomination of Dr. Taylor. She is exemplary role model for breastfeeding support and couldn’t be more deserving of recognition for her amazing contributions.
Carla Wham was nominated by Pamella Brown who writes:

I am nominating Carla Wham, ask BSN, RN, IBCLC, ICCE for the Sharon Spriggs Award.  Carla not only worked on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative task force, she was the strength behind it at two hospitals.  She made certain that Waccamaw Community Hospital had all of the necessary Baby-Friendly requirements in order, working diligently on every phase.  Waccamaw Community Hospital earned Baby-Friendly Designation at the end of May, the first hospital in South Carolina to do so.  Carla did not stop there. She pushed forward for Georgetown Memorial Hospital to have its Baby-Friendly site visit.*

Carla fervently believes that babies should have the best nutrition possible—breast milk.  As director of Community Health Education at Georgetown Hospital System Carla promotes breastfeeding as optimal nutrition for babies while also emphasizing the health benefits for mothers. She takes special care to discuss the concept with our African American population at health screenings at AME churches in Georgetown County.

Carla sees new mothers at both hospitals when the lactation consultants are unavailable.  She is always willing to lend an ear—and a hand—to find solutions to challenging breastfeeding situations. Carla is also involved at the state level as a member of the Birth Outcomes Initiative.

Carla Wham exemplifies the qualities that we admired and respected in Sharon Spriggs.  She is compassionate and inspirational, and is a leader at GHS and in the community. Her dedication to increasing breastfeeding rates in South Carolina will have a lasting effect on the health and welfare of mothers and babies.

*We are still waiting for the results.

Thank you for considering Carla for the Sharon Spriggs Award.
Carla Wham was nominated by Pamella Brown who writes:

I am nominating Carla Wham, ask BSN, RN, IBCLC, ICCE for the Sharon Spriggs Award.  Carla not only worked on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative task force, she was the strength behind it at two hospitals.  She made certain that Waccamaw Community Hospital had all of the necessary Baby-Friendly requirements in order, working diligently on every phase.  Waccamaw Community Hospital earned Baby-Friendly Designation at the end of May, the first hospital in South Carolina to do so.  Carla did not stop there. She pushed forward for Georgetown Memorial Hospital to have its Baby-Friendly site visit.*

Carla fervently believes that babies should have the best nutrition possible—breast milk.  As director of Community Health Education at Georgetown Hospital System Carla promotes breastfeeding as optimal nutrition for babies while also emphasizing the health benefits for mothers. She takes special care to discuss the concept with our African American population at health screenings at AME churches in Georgetown County.

Carla sees new mothers at both hospitals when the lactation consultants are unavailable.  She is always willing to lend an ear—and a hand—to find solutions to challenging breastfeeding situations. Carla is also involved at the state level as a member of the Birth Outcomes Initiative.

Carla Wham exemplifies the qualities that we admired and respected in Sharon Spriggs.  She is compassionate and inspirational, and is a leader at GHS and in the community. Her dedication to increasing breastfeeding rates in South Carolina will have a lasting effect on the health and welfare of mothers and babies.

*We are still waiting for the results.

Thank you for considering Carla for the Sharon Spriggs Award.
The SC BF Coalition recognized its 2013 Sharon Spriggs Gold Ribbon Award Winners, illness
SC Ten Steps Award Winners, and recognized Greenville Memorial Hospital as a Mother-Friendly Employer at its November Celebration! Congratulations to all our award winners!
Carla Wham was nominated by Pamella Brown who writes:

I am nominating Carla Wham, ask BSN, RN, IBCLC, ICCE for the Sharon Spriggs Award.  Carla not only worked on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative task force, she was the strength behind it at two hospitals.  She made certain that Waccamaw Community Hospital had all of the necessary Baby-Friendly requirements in order, working diligently on every phase.  Waccamaw Community Hospital earned Baby-Friendly Designation at the end of May, the first hospital in South Carolina to do so.  Carla did not stop there. She pushed forward for Georgetown Memorial Hospital to have its Baby-Friendly site visit.*

Carla fervently believes that babies should have the best nutrition possible—breast milk.  As director of Community Health Education at Georgetown Hospital System Carla promotes breastfeeding as optimal nutrition for babies while also emphasizing the health benefits for mothers. She takes special care to discuss the concept with our African American population at health screenings at AME churches in Georgetown County.

Carla sees new mothers at both hospitals when the lactation consultants are unavailable.  She is always willing to lend an ear—and a hand—to find solutions to challenging breastfeeding situations. Carla is also involved at the state level as a member of the Birth Outcomes Initiative.

Carla Wham exemplifies the qualities that we admired and respected in Sharon Spriggs.  She is compassionate and inspirational, and is a leader at GHS and in the community. Her dedication to increasing breastfeeding rates in South Carolina will have a lasting effect on the health and welfare of mothers and babies.

*We are still waiting for the results.

Thank you for considering Carla for the Sharon Spriggs Award.
The SC BF Coalition recognized its 2013 Sharon Spriggs Gold Ribbon Award Winners, illness
SC Ten Steps Award Winners, and recognized Greenville Memorial Hospital as a Mother-Friendly Employer at its November Celebration! Congratulations to all our award winners!

South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Invites You!

August 26, recipe
2015 12pm—3pm

CERPs Free for Coalition Members, Oncology
CERPS $20.00 for Non Members

Topics Include:

Lexington Medical Park Auditorium 1
2720 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia SC, 29169

**Steering Committee to meet at 10am at Lexington Medical Park 1 ground floor conference room A (it is across from Women’s Imaging Center )

South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Invites You!

April 22nd at 12pm—3pm

CERPs Free for Coalition Members, side effects CERPS $10.00 for Non Members

Topics Include:

Speakers

Lexington Medical Park Auditorium 1
2720 Sunset Blvd, anorexia West Columbia SC, 29169

**Steering Committee to meet at 10am at Lexington Medical Park 1 ground floor conference room (it is across from Women’s Imaging Center )