Tuba City Regional Health Care celebrates Breastfeeding Month

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation OB Unit nurses, midwives, and dieticians from the Healthy Living Center take part in promoting World Breastfeeding Month Aug. 22 at the medical center. From left: Maria Lennon, CNM; Donna Harmon, OB RN; Susan Jones, Dietician; Mildred Garcia, RN, OB SCN; Barbara Cole, OB RN; Alberta Nez, OB RN LCN. <i>Submitted photo</i>

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation OB Unit nurses, midwives, and dieticians from the Healthy Living Center take part in promoting World Breastfeeding Month Aug. 22 at the medical center. From left: Maria Lennon, CNM; Donna Harmon, OB RN; Susan Jones, Dietician; Mildred Garcia, RN, OB SCN; Barbara Cole, OB RN; Alberta Nez, OB RN LCN. <i>Submitted photo</i>

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) OB Unit nurses, midwives, and the Healthy Living Center were promoting World Breastfeeding Month on Aug. 22. They offered information on healthy eating for pregnant and lactating women, the benefits of breastfeeding, and raffled prizes such as baby baskets, breastfeeding pillow and an electric breast pump.

"TCRHCC OB Unit nurses, midwives, Peds Unit, and the Healthy Living Center encourage and promote breastfeeding as the best choice for our children and ourselves," said Mildred Garcia, Registered Nurse for the TCRHCC OB Unit. "Breastfeeding is securing the health of our children by decreasing the incidence of obesity, diabetes, and other health diseases."

For more information about breastfeeding, call TCRHCC Women's Clinic at (928) 283-2460 or OB Unit at (928) 283-2629.

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