The Holly Program is named after Holly Lucard, IBCLC. Holly was a dear friend and colleague. We met when we were involved in the Nursing Mothers Advisory Council as volunteer breastfeeding counselors. She also answered the NMAC Hotline which was in her home. It was a hotline at that time because Holly answered every call or returned the call the minute she returned home. She frequently got out of bed to answer the phone as she could never let a stressed mother leave a voicemail at 3AM.
Holly and I both became International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and were excited about taking a professional step to helping breastfeeding moms. When the BRC was ready to open its doors, I envisioned working with Holly! Unfortunately, Holly never saw the opening as she passed away.
The decision was made! The program for our low income mothers was to be named, The Holly Program in honor of this amazing woman!