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Catskill Regional Medical Center Supports National Breastfeeding Month

August 1, 2016 – Harris, N.Y. – In support of National Breastfeeding Month, the Birthing Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center invites nursing mothers to join together for the Latch-On in the Garden event, to be held on August 11 at the Woodland Wildlings Garden, located behind Catskill Regional, 68 Harris-Bushville Road in Harris. 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 free Breastfeeding Support Group on 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, MSN, RN, NE-BC at 845-397-3507.

National Breastfeeding Month is celebrated every year in August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year’s National Breastfeeding Month theme will focus on reflecting back and looking forward in celebration of the five-year anniversary of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding (SGCTA). Since the launch of the SGCTA in 2011, the breastfeeding field has grown in leaps and bounds.

For more information on the Catskill Regional Medical Center Birthing Center, visit www.crmcny.org/BirthingCenter.

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 post-partum rooms. Breastfeeding counselors are available, and staff members help new mothers to get successfully started on a feeding routine.

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 www.crmcny.org.