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Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award Received 

January 31, 2014

North Central Missouri College in Trenton was recently presented with the Gold Level Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award. This award is presented in collaboration between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition. The Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award evaluates employers on criteria for three levels of support: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. NCMC was awarded Gold status due to the lactation equipment they provide to students and staff, availability of resources, as well as their family friendly policies.

NCMC’s lactation room is a new program started with equipment provided by the Livingston County Health Center. The lactation room is located on the ground level of the Alexander Student Center on the College campus and includes a breast pump, mini-fridge, and lactation information available in a private, comfortable room. If a mother has her own breast pump, electrical outlets are available for use. Shayna Hyre, Student Services Assistant in the Alexander Student Center, can provide more information on the use of the College’s Lactation Room.

 


Attached photo from left: Shayna Hyre; Rachel Snider (Certified Breastfeeding Educator and Breastfeeding Peer, Livingston County Health Center Counselor); and Mary Taylor, RN (Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, Livingston County Health Center). Not pictured is Anita Perry, RN, IBCLC (Breastfeeding Support Coordinator, Livingston County Health Center).