The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and International Lactation Consultant Association have recognized our department for excellence in lactation care.

We received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Care Award in recognition for our staff that hold the prestigious IBCLC, and for providing lactation programs for breastfeeding families. Our department was recognized for our work to help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

There are now 63 IBCLCs in Arizona WIC Program local agencies. Our breastfeeding support programs are led by Anne Whitmire in the Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity. ADHS staff who have earned the distinguished IBCLC certification are Emily Davis, Gracie Speaker, and Maggie Mack. Please congratulate them and visit the Breastfeeding pages at to learn more about the amazing breastfeeding support services offered by ADHS.