Members of the Birthing Center’s Breastfeeding Support Group met at Blue Crab Coffee in St. Michaels on Friday, August 2, 2019 for playtime and parents’ meet-and-greet. “We hope that these kinds of get-togethers outside the hospital will encourage more parents to be more interested in the advantages of breastfeeding and consider joining the group,” says Carol Leonard, lactation nurse in the Birthing Center and coordinator for the group.
Photo: Back row: Brian Herman; Phil Eames; Patrick, Brittany and Owen Wright; Gary, Ashley and Tripp Baxter; and Carol Leonard. Middle row: Jacqui and Leona Burchfield; Jen and Luke Eames; and Kari and Canna St. Laurent. Front: Hannah and Abby Hollis; Helen and Persephone Herman; and April and Liam Earl.
The UM SRH Breastfeeding Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the fifth-floor Birthing Center conference room at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. For more information, contact Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5700.
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members, and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.