Breastfeeding boost - businesses receive awards for lactation policies

The following businesses received awards from CINCH (a regional child health coalition sponsored by EVMS) for their support for breastfeeding employees:

  • Bons Secours DePaul Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
  • Chesapeake Health Department
  • CHKD/EVMS Pediatric Residency program
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training CenterPortsmouth Health Department
  • Portsmouth YMCA           
  • Sentara Leigh
  • Sentara Norfolk General
  • Sentara Princess Anne
  • Sentara Virginia Beach
  • The UP Center
  • YMCA of South Hampton Roads

CINCH worked with these Hampton Roads employers to implement the Business Case for Breastfeeding program, funded by the Virginia Department of Health. Policy changes included adopting written policies on breastfeeding; drafting lactation room procedures and establishing rooms where mothers can go for privacy.

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