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Breastfeeding workshop is July 25

By Leslie King | Emory Report | July 17, 2013

A workshop on beginning breastfeeding is set for Thursday, July 25, at noon in the Grady Memorial Room of Faculty Office Building on the Grady campus.  

Describing breastfeeding as a learned skill, the free and open-to-the-public workshop will cover why to breastfeed, tips for making it work and how to incorporate breastfeeding into daily life.

Breastfeeding 101 is sponsored by Emory's Center for Women (CWE); the Department of Health and Human Services; and the Office of Women's Health.

The program leader is Claire Eden, coordinator of the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition and a principal in Atlanta Breastfeeding Consultants, LLC. A Spanish-speaking translator will be on hand.

For more information, call 404-727-2031.

The workshop is part of the Center for Women's longtime support for nursing mothers, providing resources for nursing mothers.

This year, the CWE received an award from the Office of Women's Health to implement the Emory Breastfeeding Education Project. 

The purpose of the project is to increase knowledge of Emory’s Lactation Support Policy to encourage breastfeeding and support a more women-and-family-friendly work environment at Emory, and to provide education about breastfeeding for mothers at Emory and in the community.  

A lactation room, the Nursing Nest, is located at the CWE on campus, where nursing mothers can breast-feed or pump comfortably. Other lactation rooms are also available throughout the campus.