Breastfeeding Information

Cara CacyCara Cacy, RN
Internationally Board Certified Lactation Counselor

Dear Mom-to be, 

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to Myrtue Medical Center. My name is Cara Cacy and I work in Community and Home Health as a maternal/child nurse, and breastfeeding support person. I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Breastfeeding Educator and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (for those who want to know what all the initials mean).

 I offer Lactation Consultant services at Myrtue Medical Birthing Center through lactation assessment, support and education during your hospital stay. I am also willing to meet with you for follow-up after you go home.

 I am very passionate about breastfeeding and find great joy and satisfaction in all aspects of lactation (prenatal education, assisting with a newborn’s first feeding or assessing a less-than-ideal breastfeeding situation and helping find the cause and/or solution). There is a vast amount of science that supports the nature of the mother/infant breastfeeding relationship. I want to share this knowledge and experience with you as you progress in your pregnancy and also as you learn about your baby and breastfeeding in the early days and weeks.

 I look forward to meeting you and helping you meet your personal breastfeeding goals, answer your questions and help you in the early weeks of breastfeeding. If you prefer, I can contact you between 34-36 weeks of pregnancy to see if you have any breastfeeding questions or topics you’d like to discuss. Please tell your physician that you’d like me to contact you so he/she can forward your information to me. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call, email or text with any questions or concerns.

 Also check out our website at http://myrtuemedical.org/birthing-center/breastfeeding-information/ for tips, resources, videos and other helpful breastfeeding websites/links.

Cara Cacy, RN, CLC, IBCLC
ccacy@myrtuemedical.org
712-755-4406

Click the following links for more helpful information.

http://www.medela.com/

http://www.womenshealth.gov/

http://www.iabreastfeeding.org/

http://www.milkworks.org/breastfeeding/

Breastfeeding FAQs:
Breastfeeding…A Great Start

10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

How can I increase my breastmilk supply?

How long does breastmilk keep in the refrigerator/freezer?

What can I do to help my sore nipples?