Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation Donates Breast Pumps To Birthing Center
The Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation purchased five new hospital grade breast pumps for Catskill Regional’s Birthing Center to help new moms stimulate breast milk production after birth providing opportunity to teach and educate new parents about the significant importance of infant nutrition through breastfeeding.
In partnership with the Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition, Catskill Regional’s expert birthing staff provides new mothers with the education and tools they need to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns.
“The Foundation is proud to support this great initiative for our new moms,” said Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation President Joan Farrow. “And being able to provide hospital grade breast pumps to the Birthing Center allows us to match the needs of our patients and expand the services that we can provide to our community.”
Learning the technique of breastfeeding and the benefits it provides to a mother and her newborn are significant. In addition, breastfeeding can lower the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which is one of the leading killers of premature babies, by 79% according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Having access to hospital grade breast pumps helps reduce the death rate and also provides the newborn custom nutrients by establishing a milk supply and allowing it to ingest colostrum, the newborn’s first super food. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, NEC happens when tissue in the small or large intestine is injured or begins to die off. This causes the intestine to become inflamed or, in rare cases, develop a hole (perforation).
“Babies who are breastfed have a lower incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ear infections, diarrhea, childhood cancers, diabetes, asthma and obesity. Mothers who breastfeed also have a lower incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes and obesity,” said Administrator of Nursing Professional Practice, Laura Northrup MSN, RN, NE-BC.
March 30, 2017 – Harris, N.Y.
About the Birthing Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center
The Birthing Center at Catskill Regional Medical Center is a modern, state-of-the-art facility that offers advanced equipment, as well as the comforts of home, offering a patient-centered, warm and welcoming environment dedicated to enhancing the joys of childbirth. All rooms at the Birthing Center are private with amenities for both comfort and safety. The secure unit features central fetal monitoring, private bathrooms with showers and a sleeper sofa for significant others.
Learn more: https://crmcny.org/birthingcenter