Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal-For life

On August 15, 2014, Castle Medical Center partnered with the state Department of Health (DOH) in “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal—For Life,” geared especially for expecting or new moms. The event included a keynote address by pediatrician Brigit Reis, MD, breakout sessions on a variety of topics that outlined the benefits and management of breastfeeding, and a Q & A session with a panel of breastfeeding experts and mothers.
Heidi Hansen Smith provided an update on Hawai’i’s “Baby Friendly,” a DOH Healthy Hawai’i Initiative. Breakout sessions included “Food Myths about Hapai and Breastfeeding Moms”, led by CMC director of Nutritional Services Ruby Hayasaka, MS, MA, RD, who is president of the Hawai’i Dietetic Association. Participation reached about 75  mothers in a peer and healthcare professionals – sharing of breastfeeding education and  practice.

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