Healthcare in the Time of COVID: Working as a Lactation Consultant in the Hospital Setting During the Pandemic with Beverly Wilhelm, RN, BSN, IBCLC.
May 12 2020 25 mins
Learn how an experienced IBCLC navigates to serve breastfeeding moms and babies in the hospital setting during the time of COVID-19. Beverly Wilhelm is a Registered Nurse of 25 years and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant of 15 years in Women’s Services (primarily NICU and Mom/Baby). She has worked at hospitals in Atlanta, Dallas, and the Denver metro area. An Atlanta native, she has lived in Denver for 9 years with her husband, two teenage sons, and two dogs. She loves working with new moms, babies, and their families and enjoys the opportunities to educate and make human connectionsas a nurse.
Listen and Learn:
Changes taking place when working with breastfeeding women
The impact of breastfeeding in supporting moms and babies during the pandemic
Breastfeeding and pumping protocols established to ensure safety of mom and baby
The differences in protocol when a mom has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is aPUI (person under investigation)
Measures to keep the IBCLCs and staff protected during patient interaction
Steps Beverly uses to keep her family and home safe and mentally healthy