The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is promoting World Breast feeding Week, Aug.1- 7, with the theme “Empower Parents, Enable Breast feeding.” The theme focuses on supporting both parents to be empowered in order to facilitate reaching breast feeding goals.
Empowerment is a process which requires evidence-based, unbiased information and support to create the enabling environment where mothers can breast feed optimally. Breast feeding is in the mother’s domain and when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities support her, breast feeding improves.
CCMH is a designated BabyFriendly Hospital by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for breast feeding mothers and their babies. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment you can call CCMH’s infant feeding resource center at 580.250.5253 and speak with one of our board certified lactation consultants.