Saint Luke’s East Hospital celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

July 31, 2018

Saint Luke’s East Hospital hosted a walking parade in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. This is the 4th annual walk held by the Lactation Support Group at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.

“Saint Luke’s East Hospital is dedicated to promoting breastfeeding in our community,” said Brenda Cornell, manager of maternity services at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. “Our goal is to continue to educate the community about all the benefits of breast milk and celebrates breastfeeding in a fun way. From vitamins and nutrients to protecting babies from illness, breast milk is the best choice.”

In May 2018 Saint Luke’s East Hospital became the first in Eastern Jackson County, and 14th hospital in the state of Missouri to earn Missouri Show-Me 5 recognition from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for maternity care practices that support breastfeeding.  

World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, a global network of individuals and organizations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. 

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