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LRGHealthcare’s Family Birthplace Breastfeeding for Healthier Babies

LACONIA, NH- LRGHealthcare’s Family Birthplace is happy to announce that they will once again participate in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week held annually from August 1-7; this year’s theme is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’.
Family Birthplace has several programs to assist families with breastfeeding goals.  As many know, breast milk is the best nutrition for infants and provides many benefits for both the infant and mother.  Breast milk is the primary nutrition for the first year and beyond.  The mother’s milk provides protection for infants with antibodies to prevent or lessen the risk of infections, protect organs, lessen the risk of childhood obesity, and in addition, good for the environment and cost effective.
Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants Karen Meader, RN, IBCLC and Betty Quinlan, RN, IBCLC are available to support mothers with initiating the first breastfeeding at birth through the final weaning period. Karen and Betty offer inpatient lactation visits and consultations, as well as outpatient consultations (by appointment). For breastfeeding questions, call 603-524-3211, extension 3707. 
The free Breastfeeding Support Group meets on Wednesdays with a casual environment for mothers to seek reassurance, check baby's weight, and get help with questions or concerns that do not need a private consultation. It is a great way to socialize with other new mothers.  Call for times.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week on Wednesday, August 2, Lesley Robie, Clinical Services Nutrition Dietician will present a class on healthy nutrition for babies 6 months and older. Family Birthplace will also be doing raffles that week for inpatient mothers, attend the support group, or attend a prenatal breastfeeding class.
Other classes and support available at Family Birthplace include: alternative feeding methods when breastfeeding is difficult, childbirth class, prenatal breastfeeding, postpartum, and breastfeeding support groups.  Please call 603-524-3211, extension 3744 for questions and scheduling classes. 

  PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Wednesday afternoon Breastfeeding Support Group at LRGH
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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