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July 24, 2015 – Harris, N.Y. – In support of World Breastfeeding Week, the Birthing Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center invites nursing moms to join together for the Latch-On in the Garden event, to be held on August 6, 2015 at the Beatris Brender Woodland Wildlings Garden, located behind Catskill Regional, 68 Harris-Bushville Road in Harris. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved to the dining hall. All breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. The event will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

The Birthing Center at Catskill Regional also offers a Breastfeeding Support Group free of charge the first and third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The support group helps mothers gain support and learn from fellow nursing mothers. The class is facilitated by a Registered Nurse, breastfeeding peer counselor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). For additional information, please contact Laura Northrup, RN at 845-794-3300 x2372.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every year, August 1 through August 7, in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year, the WBW theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work!” The 2015 WBW campaign focuses on working women and breastfeeding. The goal is to empower and support all working women, to adequately combine work with child-rearing and breastfeeding, in particular.

“At Catskill Regional, we are committed to providing new moms with breastfeeding education and support,” Nursing Administrator, Laura Northrup. “We hope to encourage and raise further awareness in the community regarding breastfeeding, and continue to serve the public as a place of education, health and well-being.”

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About the Catskill Regional Medical Center Family Birthing Center
The Birthing Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center is a patient-centered, warm and welcoming environment dedicated to enhancing the joy of childbirth. Within the confines of a modern, state-of-the art facility, the obstetrical team strives to provide mothers-to-be and new mothers with both home-like comfort and the latest monitoring technology.

While they put safety and security first, the highly qualified professional Registered Nurses who staff the Birthing Center respect each patient’s individual philosophy toward childbirth. Whether or not a patient has requested pain control, an epidural, a whirlpool tub or freedom to walk around during labor, the nurses expertly implement the delivery options that the patient has agreed upon with her doctor. The high level of nursing expertise and understanding comes from both experience and training. Many of our nurses have advanced certifications, including midwife training, and have an average of more than 20 years of experience. During labor, mother and baby are constantly monitored from the nursing station so that any concerns can be quickly addressed.

After delivery, new mothers rest, recover and bond with their newborn in one of our seven post-partum rooms. Breastfeeding counselors are available, and staff members help new mothers to get successfully started on a feeding routine.

About Catskill Regional Medical Center
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visit


Nursing Administrator Laura Northrup, RN

Nursing Administrator Laura Northrup, RN