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March 4, 2010

Nassau County Department of Health Supports Their

Working Moms Who Breastfeed

Unveils a New Lactation Room

Uniondale, NY - Nassau County Department of Health in conjunction with the Long Island Lactation Consultants Association (LILCA) and the New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition announces the launching of a lactation support program for breastfeeding women who wish to continue providing their milk for their infants after they return from maternity leave. The program and lactation room will be unveiled at the:

Returning to Work &

Continuing to Breastfeed Forum

Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.

located in the Abby J. Greenberg Memorial Library

Two Sessions: 11:30am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-1:30pm

Featuring Guest Speakers from the

Long Island Lactation Consultant Association

The lactation support program was developed following careful planning and review of suggestions provided by employees.

The program includes:

• A designated safe, private area for expressing milk during work hours.

• Educational materials

• Access to a lactation consultant for assistance with breastfeeding.

Research shows that supporting breastfeeding employees is a WIN-WIN for everyone. Breastfeeding is recommended by all major medical organizations as the optimal way to feed infants because of its significant health advantages. Breastfeeding is also healthier for mothers by contributing to lower rates of breast cancer and improving recovery from pregnancy. This all translates into positive benefits for companies, including lower health care costs.

Nassau County is proud to join hundreds of other businesses across America who provides lactation support for their employees. We are pleased that our breastfeeding employees can successfully merge their important priorities of family and work through onsite lactation support, and urge supervisors and co-workers to lend their support.