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Susie Amick is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has been a certified Lamaze Instructor and a Lactation Consultant in the New Orleans area for over 20 years, presently working at East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) in Metairie, LA. She has been instrumental in helping her hospital achieve Gift designation, as well as participate in the national Best Fed Beginnings Initiative, with the goal of achieving Baby-Friendly designation in 2015. Susie served two two-year terms as a steering committee member of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. Susie has been a nurse consultant for The Gift program since 2007 and has conducted 39 training programs for hospital staff related to breastfeeding. Her family incudes her husband (a beekeeper and retired Marine), her yellow lab “Dixie” and her son and daughter-in-law who live in Metairie (with 2 Grand Girls), as well as her daughter and son-in-law who live in Atlanta (with one Grand Girl and another grandchild expected in 2015).
Breastfeeding; Quality improvement; Evidence-based practice; Baby-Friendly, Education
Research Article: J Comm Pub Health Nurs 2016, 2:4