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Catskill Regional Medical Center Hosts Latch-On Event

Latch-On

August is National Breastfeeding Month and Catskill Regional Medical Center is inviting nursing mothers to come together on Thursday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. for the Latch-On in the Garden event. The gathering will be held in the Woodland Wildlings Garden, which is located behind Catskill Regional Medical Center’s main campus at 68 Harris-Bushville Road in Harris.

The Latch-On in the Garden event is meant to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and will include time to share experiences with fellow breastfeeding mothers, as well as guided learning. All breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. There will be gifts for breastfeeding moms and refreshments will be served.

National Breastfeeding Month is celebrated every year in August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Since the launch of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (SGCTA) in 2011, the breastfeeding field has grown by leaps and bounds.

A free Breastfeeding Support Group is also hosted by Catskill Regional on the first and third Thursday of every month. The group meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Library and helps mothers gain support and learn from other nursing mothers. The class is facilitated by Stephanie Sosnowski, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with the Maternal-Infant Services Network. For additional information on this support group, call 845-707-1339-3507 (Para Español: 845-707-5967).

About Catskill Regional Medical Center

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality health care to residents of Sullivan County and neighboring communities at its 218-bed main hospital campus in Harris and at the 15-bed Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon. The compassionate professionals at Catskill Regional Medical Center continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care. To learn more visit www.crmcny.org.