Baby Friendly Initiative at The Children's Hospital - Dr. Margaret Fisher
One of the best things we can do to prevent obesity is to start our children out right, with the best nutrition available, which is breast feeding. There is a movement across NJ and the country, that actually came from the World Health Organization to really concentrate on breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding not only is one of the most rewarding
experiences of motherhood, it's the healthiest way to feed an
infant during the first year of life.
Monmouth Medical Center's
new lactation program is designed to provide women with information
about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as the skills to
successfully nurse their babies.
As part of this program, nursing
mothers can schedule a consultation with an internationally certified
lactation consultant, a registered nurse with years of experience
And because choosing breastfeeding over
bottle feeding is an important decision that should not be affected
by a nursing mother's return to work, Monmouth offers a breast
pump rental service to help working mothers follow through on
their breastfeeding relationship until mother and baby are ready
Medela Lactina electric breast pumps---the state-of-the-art
in breast pump systems- are available through Monmouth's rental
program. These electric pumps allow nursing mothers to
quickly and comfortably empty both breasts during a single (15-minute)
For more information on Monmouth's Lactation
Appointments are available Monday through
Friday. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.