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Lactation Rooms for Businesses Lunch and Learn Session

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The Rural Health Network of Oswego County (RHNOC) and The Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative Project (MICHC) are hosting a lunch and learn session for Oswego County businesses on Friday, November 2nd from 12pm to 2:30pm.

The event, which will be held at Bridie Manor will provide area businesses with information and resources to support breastfeeding moms.

During the event, information will be provided on how businesses or organizations can apply for lactation room funding. Research shows that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for infants. RHNOC and MICHC want to collaborate with area businesses to support breastfeeding mothers and assist them in overcoming barriers to breastfeeding in their community. By working together, we can ensure that policy requirements are met and the children in our community receive the maximum nutritional benefits available. The goal is to increase breastfeeding rates and improve the overall health of children in Oswego County.

A guest speaker will present on breastfeeding policy for businesses and the components of a lactation room. A private space for breastfeeding mothers to feed their infant or pump and store breastmilk is key to increasing the overall rates of breastfeeding and the health of Oswego County’s children. The guest speaker will provide an overview on policy regarding breastfeeding in the workplace and answer questions from local businesses.

The Rural Health Network of Oswego County is a collaborative of health and human service providers, higher education, and local government units who come together with a mission of facilitating partnerships and planning that contribute to a healthy and thriving Oswego County. For more information visit our website at www.rhnoc.org.

REACH CNY and Oswego County Opportunities (OPTIONS program) are partnering to bring the Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) to Oswego County. At MICHC, we want women to achieve their best health before pregnancy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy. For more information visit our website http://www.reachcny.org/what-we-do/maternal-infant-health/.

To RSVP for the Lunch and Learn please contact Leanna Cleveland, Coordinator of Community Health at 315-592-0827. Or [email protected]

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