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Breastfeeding

Research shows breastfeeding can help reduce childhood obesity and protect babies from several medical issues. Benefits are particularly noticeable when mothers exclusively breastfeed for the baby’s first 6 months and continue breastfeeding up to 2 years of age with appropriate, complementary foods. Mothers can legally breastfeed in public in every state, and federal law permits working mothers a reasonable time to express breast milk in a private setting at the workplace.

 

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (PL111-148) Section 4207
Enacted in March 2010, PPACA contains
Section 4207, requiring employers to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers. The United States Breastfeeding Committee posted Frequently Asked Questions about Section 4207 on its website.


 Breastfeeding Pumps

Nursing moms on WIC may qualify for a personal electric breastpump, if they are returning to work and/or school. These pumps are not issued until your baby is 4-6 weeks of age, and appointments are often scheduled 4 weeks in advance. Therefore, call for your appointment as soon as the baby is born requesting the appointment date for when your baby turns 4 weeks old. It’s important to have a couple of weeks to get used to using the pump and to increase your milk supply prior to your return to work or school.

 



Franklin County Health Department is proud to offer breastfeeding counseling by our two licensed professionals.
If you have questions regarding breastfeeding or just want more information please contact:



 

Breastfeeding Program Coordinator and Counselors

 



   
 Sally Brunner, RN, BSN, CLC    
                                   
   Shannan Rome, MSW, CLC       

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 FCHD will be closed the following dates   FCHD Board of Health Meetings   
Monday   Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day       Mar 18th 2020  12pm  Building Subcommittee Meeting at FCHD - Public Health Center   
Thursday March 12

Staff Development Day

FCHD CLOSED 

       
Friday April 10  Good Friday, Closed 1/2 day       March 16, 2020         6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center  
Monday May 25 Memorial Day      June 15, 2020           6pm at FCHD - Public Health Center  
Thursday  June 4

Staff Development Meeting 

FCHD Closed 

       
Friday July 3 Independence Day         
Monday Sept 7 Labor Day        
Tuesday Nov 3 Presidential Election Day        
Wednesday Nov 11 Veterans Day        
Thursday Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day        
Friday Nov 27 FCHD Closed         
Thursday  Dec 24 Christmas Eve        
Wednesday Dec 25 Christmas Day        
Thursday Dec 31 New Year's Eve        
Frday  Jan 1,2021 New Year's Day