GLOVERSVILLE – Nathan Littauer Hospital, led by World Breastfeeding WeekNancy Quinlan, RN, IBCLC is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1 through 7, with an event on Aug. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.at the Littauer Surgical Center., located in the hospital at 99 E. State St., in Gloversville. Supporters, new or expectant moms with families are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and mothers are welcome to share their stories and socialize.
Littauer’s lactation services allows for a comfortable place for breastfeeding and pregnant families to get professional breastfeeding support, check baby’s weight and milk intake, and connect to community resources. Nancy Quinlan is a Registered Nurse and an International Breastfeeding Certified Lactation Consultant at Littauer. She has helped countless new mothers nurse their babies with breastfeeding classes or one-on-one consultations.
“Breastfeeding is the one gift that only a mom can give her baby that will have a lifelong effect on them both,” said Quinlan. “Breast milk keeps your baby healthy and breastfeeding keeps the mother healthy.”
By June, Qunlan had already celebrated 50 consultations for the year at Nathan Littauer Hospital, and her visits are constantly growing.
This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme, “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development,” is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the very start of life, how to respect each other, and to care for the world we share.
For further information or an appointment, call Nancy Quinlan at (518) 775-4101.