Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Linda Morton, MPH, LRDN, IBCLC

During 2017, the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Linda Morton, MPH, LRDN, IBCLC

Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Saint Alphonsus Health System’s Family Center – Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I work as the Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Saint Alphonsus Health System’s Family Center – Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program team.

Services and family support include:

-Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

-Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group

-Warmline Breastfeeding Telephone Support

-IBCLC Certified Lactation Consultants

-Outpatient Lactation Clinic; M-F afternoons

-In-patient lactation consultations and support- 7 days a week

-Lactation Retail

-Employee Breastfeeding Support Program – Pumping rooms for SARMC employees

-Training for staff and other health care providers

-NICU Lactation Family Support

-Community collaboration

-Participating member of the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition and Central District Breastfeeding Coalition

What are the benefits you have seen from your services in the Idaho community?

Our team works together to provide a safe and supportive place for mothers and families to work towards reaching their infant feeding goals.  Here are a few representative comments from families we have served:

“Extremely supportive and informative; an amazing resource! Thank you.” 

“Very kind and helpful people; without them, breastfeeding would have been so much harder. Thank you for all your help.”

Through comprehensive lactation services and support, our team works with families, health care staff, and community partners to achieve the Nations Healthy People 2020 goals for breastfeeding and for obesity prevention.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

If you have any questions or needs, please feel free to call me directly at 208-367-2410 or contact the main Lactation Program office at 208-367-4063.

 

Thank you Linda for all that you do for our great state of Idaho!

 

To learn more about the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and how you can join, please visit eatrightidaho.org.

To find a Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in your area, please click here

*Posted by Rachelle Ausman, RDN, LD, CHC (Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Social Media Chair)
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