(From the September 2013 Issue of MedStat)
Nationwide Children’s recently was honored with Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Healthy Ohio Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award. Nationwide Children’s is one of 22 employers in the state to be honored by ODH, and just one of 11 to receive the award. Through initiatives for employees, including a workshop for nursing mothers returning to work and weekly lactation clinics, Nationwide Children’s is working to improve the health of central Ohio’s littlest members. Previous research has shown that children who are breastfed have a reduced risk of many health problems including diabetes, asthma, childhood cancer and obesity.
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