I am pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of six hospitals to win $5,000 worth of breastfeeding products in an online contest sponsored by Medela, a leading maker of breastfeeding and breast pumping products. During November, people were asked to visit the Medela website and vote for their favorite Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in recognition of national Prematurity Awareness Month.

We will be splitting our prize between the NICUs at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Neenah. The babies in our NICUs are among the most fragile in the region and they really benefit from the advantages breast milk offers. This generous prize will go a long way in helping moms breastfeed their babies.

Time and again, studies have shown that breast milk is the best nutrition for babies, boosting their health, growth, development and ability to fight illnesses.

Thank you to all our patient families, friends and employees who voted for us.

Barbara Hayes-Dineen, BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC~ Barbara Hayes-Dineen BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC, lactation management consultant, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The Lactation Management Service at Children’s Hospital was developed to meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Our consultants promote a successful breastfeeding experience by providing education and support to families and staff.

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