Breastfeeding Education Event at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

Oct 15, 2019
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett will host a breastfeeding education event on Saturday, December 9th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the hospital’s Magnolia Room. Allison Stiles, M.D., Chair of the Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition, will be available to answer questions and discuss the factors that should be weighed when deciding if breastfeeding is the right decision for a mother and her baby. 

Breastfeeding has been shown to have numerous benefits. For example, breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood in some studies. In addition, breast milk can provide health benefits such as lowering a baby’s risk of asthma or allergies and providing antibodies that can help a baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

“Many new moms have questions about breastfeeding. That’s why we wanted to have an event where they could get their questions answered in a relaxed setting,” said Christy Brooks, R.N., lactation educator. “In addition to the health benefits, the skin-to-skin contact of breastfeeding can really help develop a bond between a mother and her baby.”

Refreshments and tours of the Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Women’s Center will be available. To register for the event, please call 901-820-7022 or click here to register online. 

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