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Whitney Young Health Opens New Breastfeeding Lounge



Whitney Young Health’s WIC Program, a state-funded program for pregnant, postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five, hosted a ribbon cutting of a new breastfeeding lounge at their Albany Health Center. This lounge was funded through a grant awarded to St. Peter’s Health Partners by the Albany County Department of Health. The “Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” grant focuses on establishing breastfeeding friendly community support for families, from pregnancy through infancy, to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.

“Whitney Young Health’s innovative WIC program plays a vital role in providing nutrition education and breastfeeding guidance to women, children and infants in our community.” says Katie Palmer, Whitney Young Health’s WIC Program Director, “We are honored to partner with St. Peter’s Health Partners and the Albany County Department of Health on our new breastfeeding lounge that will serve this growing population, and we thank them for the grant that made it possible. Together, we are making an impact on wellness in young families in Albany County.”

The breastfeeding lounge is open for both Whitney Young Health patients and staff. The space will allow working moms and patients to have a private and comfortable place to express their breastmilk. It could mean the difference of maintaining an adequate milk supply or being forced to supplement with infant formula. Outfitted with a rug, comfortable chairs, soft lighting, colorful walls and artwork, and a white noise machine to drown out ambient sounds, the breastfeeding lounge will serve many parents and their children well.
About Whitney Young Health
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Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc. is a community based, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation providing affordable, accessible primary and preventative medical, dental and behavioral health services to the uninsured and medically underserved residents of the Capital Region. Through multiple medical and dental centers, school-based health centers, addictions programs, a mobile health unit, and numerous outreach programs, WYH serves more than 20,000 men, women and children annually who otherwise have limited access to health care.

WYH has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home at the Albany, Troy and Watervliet Health Centers. Additionally, WYH has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care and Behavioral Health Care. For more information, please visit www.wmyhealth.org.

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