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August 1, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Statement by Bea Grause, President of the Healthcare Association of New York, Regarding World Breastfeeding Week

HANYS and our members support the promotion of breastfeeding, due to its proven health benefits for both the baby and mother. HANYS advocates that healthcare professionals, soon-to-be and new mothers, and growing families be educated on these benefits, so more mothers are supported throughout their breastfeeding experiences.

We continue to work with New York’s hospitals, health systems, and other key healthcare stakeholders to provide educational programming and facilitate widespread best practice sharing that leads to successful implementation and sustainment of breastfeeding.

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing hundreds of non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other healthcare organizations.