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Hospital Auxiliary donation helps breastfeeding moms

New Britain [August 31 2010] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus Auxiliary recently donated funds for supplies for new mothers who are breastfeeding.

With the Auxiliary’s $20,000, donation, the hospital’s Family BirthPlace has purchased sturdy tote bags and coolers to store breast milk. The bags, along with tips and information on breastfeeding prepared by the hospital’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, are given to new, breastfeeding mothers upon hospital discharge.

The gift for breastfeeding mothers is part of the hospital’s participation in a grant, “Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative: The Program to Assist Connecticut Hospitals towards WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Connecticut Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative, recently chose 10 maternity facilities statewide to participate in the CDC grant. The goal for each facility is to achieve the Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation – which recognizes world-class maternity care.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

HCC Corporate Communications
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