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Macy Wheat, RN, passes IBCLC exam

Macy Wheat, RN, passes IBCLC exam

Daviess Community Hospital's Macy Wheat, RN, IBCLC, of Knox County, recently passed the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant exam.

“This certification requires many hours of study, clinical hours and continuing education,” said Daviess Community Hospital Director of Obstetrics, Nursery and Childbirth Education Shawna O’Kelley-Brinson, BSN, RN. “We are proud of Macy and the care that she provides to mothers and babies.”

According to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, the credentialing body that established the IBCLC program in 1985, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant:

  • Functions and contributes as a member of the maternal-child health team
  • Provides care in a variety of settings, while making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources
  • Works with families, policymakers and society providing expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promoting changes that support breastfeeding and reducing the risks of not breastfeeding

Wheat is certified lactation counselor in Daviess Community Hospital’s lactation services program, which provides:

  • Breastfeeding support classes and one-on-one consultations
  • Assistance with issues such as latching difficulties, soreness and milk production
  • Inpatient and outpatient visits with breastfeeding mothers

For more information about Daviess Community Hospital and its lactation services program, visit or call (812) 254-2760.

About Daviess Community Hospital

Daviess Community Hospital (DCH) stands as a beacon of health and wellness in southwestern Indiana. Serving the region with one 48-bed hospital, six specialty clinics, and six outpatient clinics, DCH is dedicated to providing top-tier medical care. Nestled in Washington, Indiana, this not-for-profit health system is one of the area’s largest private employers, boasting a team of over 620 passionate professionals. DCH is unwavering in its mission to improving the health of the people of the communities it serves not only by delivering excellent medical care, but also ensuring accessibility, promoting healthy living, and collaborating with local agencies to address community health needs. As an affiliate of Ascension St. Vincent, DCH is committed to being the healthcare provider of choice, continuously striving for excellence and innovation. Discover more about DCH’s services and commitment to health at