August is National Breastfeeding Month

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Every day at the Women’s Center, we celebrate women for their many contributions to society. August is nationally recognized as National Breastfeeding Month. This month is devoted to women and the value of breastfeeding their infants.

While not all mothers choose to breastfeed their infants, advocates of breastfeeding feel that women who breastfeed their infants can improve their child’s health, such as protecting the baby from gastrointestinal trouble, respiratory problems and ear infections.  Additionally, breastfeeding can even protect an infant from developing allergies later in life.

In support of staff, faculty, and students at UMKC who are also nursing mothers, the Women’s Center provides an on-site lactation station. Our lactation station provides a private, secure space where mothers feel comfortable while pumping their milk.  For more information about using the lactation station please stop by the Women’s Center at 105 Haag Hall or contact us at umkcwomenscenter@umkc.edu or 816-235-1638.

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