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Cheryl Scott, PhD, RN, IBCLC, RLC, has enjoyed working with breastfeeding dyads for over 33 years in the field of maternal infant health. Cheryl’s fulfilling years as a neonatal intensive care nursery and postpartum nurse led her into her current passion of life as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Cheryl’s role as a lactation consultant spans many professional venues: inpatient lactation consultant, investigator for several human lactation research projects, published author, national speaker and co-chairperson for her health care management organization’s Lactation Associates. Cheryl’s leadership has been instrumental in leading nearly 20 Medical Centers in the implementation process of the State of California’s Model Hospital Policies. She has assisted with the design and implementation of breastfeeding policies, protocols and patient teaching resources for thousands of breastfeeding mothers living in California.
For the past two decades, Cheryl has also created breastfeeding programs for her local hospitals. She has designed breastfeeding standards of care, protocols, policies, procedures, chart forms, surveys, assessment and evaluation tools, quality assurance tools, and patient breastfeeding education literature along with on-going hospital staff education. Cheryl’s efforts have rewarded her local hospital with the highest breastfeeding initiation rates in Sacramento along with improved patient satisfaction with hospital and lactation services.
Cheryl’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral studies have focused on the study of maternal and infant nutrition coupled with holistic applications supporting the mother baby dyad. Cheryl has traveled extensively throughout the world studying cultural and culinary practices supporting maternal milk supply. She continues to be a popular and requested speaker at lactation conferences on the topics of breastfeeding support and management. Dr. Scott provides engaging breastfeeding seminars in over 50 cities throughout the United States. You will enjoy her engaging style as she uniquely empowers participants in learning new and successful breastfeeding strategies, useful for mothers and their health care professional.