On January 3rd from 3-5pm at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, the Linn Benton Lincoln County Breastfeeding Coalition honored Rocio Badger, Maternity Care Coordinator with Samaritan Health Services with the coalition’s third annual “Breastfeeding Advocate of the Year” award.
Rocio Badger is very deserving of the breastfeeding advocate of the year recognition award. She connects all of her Spanish speaking clients with WIC and other local resources prenatally so they can make contact with the programs they need and get support and education about breastfeeding. She calls WIC when babies are born to translate and report the births of the new babies and to get moms connected with support. She helps the families she works with fill out paperwork for OHP and Social Security. Rocio is extremely dedicated to the families she serves and she is a true asset to our Hispanic community in Linn County.