Pictured with the pump  are:  from left

Pictured with the pump are: from left

In Memory of Gwen Kalyniuk – Helping Breastfeeding Moms

A useful piece of equipment has been donated by the maternity unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Gwen Kalyniuk lost her life tragically in a car accident, March 15 , 2012  near Thrums, B.C. She was on her way to work that day as the Regional Lactation Consultant for the Kootenay Boundary area. Gwen’s passion and expertise in helping mothers  and babies with breastfeeding are remembered and missed by many.

An electric breast pump was recently donated by the Maternity Unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Gwen’s memory. A memorial plaque has been attached to the pump and nursing colleagues have donated money that will be used to purchase disposable pumping kits. Kootenay Family Place, in Castlegar, has agreed to take on care and loan-out of the pump.

Moms in the Kootenay Boundary area wishing to borrow the free loaner pump should contact  Kootenay Family Place, 250-365-3662.