In Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, the Women’s Life Center at Newman Regional Health held a special celebration on Tuesday, August 6.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
Our Women’s Life Center offers an extensive breastfeeding program. Newman Regional Health is a High 5 Facility, a program that practices five evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding success and the hospital has International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff. There is a breastfeeding support group for new moms. The hospital is also a Breastfeeding Welcome location recognized by the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition.
Ashleigh Cornelius speaks about why she participates in the breastfeeding support group, “ We’ve been coming to the nursing clinic since he was a few days old and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to breastfeed for 6 months already and I hope to go longer.
Everyone in the clinic, Jo and Gina they’ve been so helpful, and anytime anything has been going on, they are really my go-to people since I see them more than I see the doctor, his pediatrician. I feel really fortunate that we have this group that we can come to on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
Ashley Samford, a returning participant tells her story, “This is my second child and second time with the breastfeeding clinic, it’s been very helpful for me if there’s any time I am in doubt about what I am doing. It’s also nice to get the weight on the baby. I enjoy breastfeeding, it’s good for the baby and it’s good bonding time.
I don’t think I have trouble with breastfeeding because I came here. Gina was very good about explaining things before you run into any problem.”