TGH leads breastfeeding initiative

Great news from Tampa General Hospital. It is among 90 hospitals in the country participating in a new national initiative to support a mother’s choice to breastfeed.

And not only does TGH make sure mothers delivering at the hospital are informed about the benefits of breastfeeding, it also supports its own employees who are breastfeeding by providing access to electric breast pumps and breast pump kits and offering a discount for classes in prenatal care and newborn care.

“This initiative is huge and great for patients and their babies,” said Jerome Yankowitz, MD, professor and chair of the USF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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