Burbank, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Stemming from the desire to increase the amount of breast milk available to infants in their Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and Postpartum Units, Kaweah Delta Medical Center has awarded an exclusive breast pump provider contract to Limerick, Inc., maker of the PJ’s Comfort® hospital-grade breast pump. Limerick PJ’s Comfort® breast pump is the first and only research-proven hospital-grade breast pump to use technology incorporating both compression and vacuum motion, the same motion that infants use while suckling. The Limerick PJ’s Comfort® has also been proven to establish milk supply in mothers of premature and very low-birthweight infants.*
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is underway, and experts agree that breastfeeding is a crucial first step in protecting the health of mothers and infants. Kaweah Delta Medical Center recognizes that hospital practices can have an enormous impact on the success of breastfeeding.
“Kaweah Delta Health Care District is determined to help mothers have the most successful breastfeeding experience possible,” says Tracey Neff, RN, BSN, PHN, Outpatient Specialty Clinic and Diabetes Center Manager, Kaweah Delta Medical Center. “We chose the Limerick PJ’s Comfort® breast pump because it not only provides the most natural technology to help moms with their breastfeeding goals, but it’s also very comfortable for them, improving their chances of receiving breast milk for the first 6 months to 1 year of their babies’ lives.” Debbie Seeger, Health Educator and Certified Lactation Counselor at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, adds “We’ve also made PJ’s breast pumps and accessories available for purchase or rental at the Nursery Nook, our in-hospital support center for family assistance with newborn care. The rental option has been a popular and valuable resource for many of our mothers.”
“We are so pleased that our breast pump is helping more moms in Tulare County succeed with breastfeeding,“ said Patricia Kelly, BS Nutrition, Registered Dietitian, CLC, Co-Founder and President/CEO of Limerick, Inc. “Not only is it vital to the health of newborn babies, it is a wonderful bonding experience for mothers and babies.” Joan Ortiz, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Co-Founder of Limerick, Inc. and President of the Limerick Workplace Lactation Program™ added, “The patented technology in the PJ’s Comfort® pump was created based on the feedback of thousands of mothers in our Workplace Lactation Program. It will help any mom who is interested in nourishing their baby with the best nutrition possible.”
About Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is one of the area’s most progressive healthcare providers. It is the only facility with Magnet status in the San Joaquin Valley serving children and adults and is the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to a nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit http://www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.
About Limerick, Inc.
Limerick Inc. promotes healthy families by supporting breast milk as best nutrition for babies through education, support and products featuring the highest quality of safety and comfort. We support the individual choices of each family, addressing needs through our research-based Limerick PJ’s multi-user breast pumps, featuring revolutionary technology using a patented compression and vacuum motion, and providing guidance and education through our proven Limerick Workplace Lactation Program®. Limerick PJ’s products were designed through the feedback of thousands of mothers in the Limerick Workplace Lactation Program. Limerick is a WHO Code-compliant company, family-owned and women-owned. Limerick products are assembled in America. For more information please visit http://www.limerickinc.com.
*Wight N, Turfler K, Grassley J, Spencer B, Evaluation of Milk Production with a Multi-user, Electric Double Pump with a Soft Flange in Mothers of VLBW NICU Infants: A Pilot Study - Breastfeeding Medicine Journal Abstracts from The Academy of Medicine 16th Annual International Meeting Miami, Florida Nov 4 -6, 2011.