SAMC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Keitha Madrie, RN, SAMC lactation consultant, (far left) poses with a 5436BreastfeedingMoms310x153 group of breastfeeding moms. They are part of SAMC's breastfeeding support group, which meets the first and third Tuesday each month in the Women's Center second floor classroom. The group was celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, held annually during the first week of August. The goal of the week is to provide information about the benefits of breastfeeding. Along with Madrie, who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, SAMC has 13 RN's who are certified lactation counselors. In addition, all nurses and patient care technicians in the Family Birth Center are trained to assist families with breastfeeding. For more information on breastfeeding, contact Madrie at (334) 793-8190.