FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2017
Contact: Heather Warner, Health Education Coordinator Tel. (607) 832-5200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding Support Offered at UHS Pediatrics Sidney
Breastfeeding support is currently available every Tuesday from 1PM-4PM on the top floor of UHS Pediatrics at 44 Pearl Street in Sidney; for patients and the public.
Dr. Jayasena’s office in Sidney is providing a private space for patients and the public to receive support and education from a Certified Lactation Consultant, CLC every Tuesday. UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Health Departments of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties are working together and each agency is providing a CLC to the office to offer support and education to breastfeeding and expectant moms. CLCs can answer your questions regarding nursing and offer ideas to help ease your transition back to the workforce.
Breastmilk provides the ideal nutrition for babies. Breastfeeding is the first step to a healthy life. It provides advantages to babies that cannot be matched by any other form of feeding and strengthens the bond between mother and baby. Breast milk helps protect a baby from colds, diarrhea, and respiratory and ear infections. Breast milk also reduces the risk of allergies, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and obesity.
According to the CDC “The success rate among mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, friends, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers, and policymakers.”
The partnership of agencies is working together to give assistance and encouragement to breastfeeding moms. Stop in on Tuesday at UHS Primary Care to see a CLC; appointments are always welcome. Call UHS Pediatrics at 607-561- 2200 for additional information or to set up an appointment.