Parkview Noble Hospital is starting up a new support group for breastfeeding moms and the first meeting will be Monday, March 18 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Noble 1 meeting room at Parkview Noble.
This group is being organized by Michelle Harlan, RN, CLC, who is the Parkview Noble Birth Planner and a certified lactation counselor.
“Breastfeeding just gives babies a healthier start,” Harlan explained. “It offers babies a natural immunity against multiple childhood illnesses, which is so important. Breastfeeding is one of the most significant things a mother can do for her newborn.”
And for some moms, breastfeeding can have some challenges so that is why Harlan wanted to get this group started. Moms can bring their babies with them and Harlan and other moms will be there to share experiences, answer questions, address concerns and provide support.
Meetings will be the third Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Harlan wants the group to be informal and relaxed. Reservations are not needed; moms can just show up the night of the meeting. All moms are welcome, Harlan added, even if they had their baby at a hospital other than Parkview Noble.
For more information on this new support group contact Michelle Harlan at Parkview Noble Hospital, (260) 347-8345 or toll free at (888) 737-9311, ext. 78345.