Lactation support services available; new station opens at Schuylkill

The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State offers a variety of services to University employees, students and spouses/domestic partners of employees and students.

Breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits for children and their families. Returning to work or class is often cited as a primary obstacle to breastfeeding. When mothers are provided with essential services to support breastfeeding and pumping, they can achieve their goals.

A new lactation station is now open at Penn State Schuylkill in the Health and Wellness Building, Room 210B, and includes a hospital grade pump. For more information, contact Cecelia Boran at cmb21@psu.edu or 570-385-6248.

The BSP continues to offer the following other services at little or no cost:
-- Lactation stations at University Park, Abington, Harrisburg, Fayette and Worthington Scranton.  Most stations are equipped with hospital grade pumps.
-- Basics of Breastfeeding and Working and Breastfeeding classes at University Park. Register for classes online through emPOWER at https://app3.ohr.psu.edu/emPower/frm_login.cfm.
-- Certified Lactation Counselor available for help with any breastfeeding or pumping problems. Phone/email help available across the commonwealth; in-person consultation available in the State College and Altoona areas.
-- Working and Breastfeeding Support Groups and Peer Mentoring Program on the University Park Campus
-- Lending library with breastfeeding and parenting resources
-- Low cost sales of breastpumps at University Park. Pumps are now also available through Highmark at network durable medical equipment suppliers. For more information, go to http://ohr.psu.edu/assets/employee-and-family-resources/documents/Breast....

For more information on the support program, visit http://ohr.psu.edu/health-matters/breastfeeding-support/ or contact The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State at 814-867-0776 or breastfeeding@psu.edu.

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Last Updated September 19, 2013