Women’s Excellence Recognizes and Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) will be celebrated Aug. 1-7 this year.

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One small way in which we can play an active role in breastfeeding awareness is to help mothers feel comfortable nursing in public.

Breastfeeding has many known health benefits for mother and baby and is widely accepted as an effective strategy to promote positive health outcomes for both mothers and their babies. During the month of August, Women’s Excellence dedicates their outreach efforts to increase awareness of the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.

"The proven health benefits from breastfeeding make it important for us to work together to help reduce barriers that breastfeeding mothers face and create a culture in the community where women feel comfortable and empowered to breastfeed their babies. National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a perfect time to join activities that promote, protect, and support breastfeeding," said Laura Smuts, Midwife at Women’s Excellence.

Breast milk contains all the nutrients, antioxidants, enzymes and antibodies a baby needs, and breastfeeding can reduce the risk for childhood illnesses including colds, asthma, ear infections, pneumonia, diabetes, leukemia, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Additionally, the Office of the Surgeon General has found that breastfed infants are less likely to become obese in the future, and mothers who breastfeed have less risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers.

“One small way in which we can play an active role in breastfeeding awareness is to help mothers feel comfortable nursing in public,” said Smuts.

For more information about Women’s Excellence or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com. Appointments can also be made at (248) 693-0543.

About Women’s Excellence
Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecological office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurance. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient's experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is a proud partner of WDVD 96.3 Detroit and WJR 760AM radio, serving as the team of women’s health experts for both stations. Women’s Excellence is currently accepting new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.

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