Meet our Lactation Consultant: Susan Somers, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Susan Somers 3In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we’re highlighting our amazing team of lactation consultants! These caring women provide education for moms- and dads-to-be and to newly delivered parents about the benefits of breastfeeding – and help support new moms as they welcome new babies and start breastfeeding.

Our lactation consultants are all nurses, and have spent careers working with moms and babies. They bring a special passion for breastfeeding to their work at AtlantiCare’s Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth and AtlantiCare’s OB/GYN practices. The team provides support to inpatients at AtlantiCare’s Mother/Baby Unit and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as offering out-patient appointments and support seven days a week, regardless of where a mom delivered.

Susan Somers, BSN, RN, IBCLC, joined AtlantiCare in 2015. She brings more than 30 years of maternal/child health experience to the organization, including experience as a nurse in Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units and in providing childbirth education to expectant parents. She is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and meets with expectant and newly delivered parents at AtlantiCare Physician Group OB/GYN offices to provide education about and support for breastfeeding. She is certified in Basic Life Support and a certified Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP) provider through the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association. She is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association and of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Sue also completed a School Nursing Certification program at Rowan University. #breastfeeding #NBM17

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