Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC), celebrated “World Breastfeeding Month” with a special celebration for parents in our community who support or have supported breastfeeding for children and their families. LRMC is recognized by the Department of State and Health Services as a Texas Ten Step Hospital and Mother Friendly Workplace, which is a program that is designed to help birthing centers support mothers in breastfeeding before, during and after delivery, with a goal of having 82% of all new mothers breastfeeding at discharge.
Jan Saunders RN, IBCLC and Laura Childress, RN, along with additional members of the Breastfeeding Task Force hosted the monthly Breastfeeding Support Group, “Milk Chat” for World Breastfeeding Month.
The celebration included cake and punch. “Breastfeeding is important because it provides the best possible nutrition and health benefits for infants and children. Mothers enjoy decreased risks for breast cancer and ovarian cancer and it is financially beneficial to the family as a whole,” Saunders said.
By Joycelyne Fadojutimi