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Rex Healthcare named breastfeeding-friendly business

Posted September 6, 2012
Updated September 7, 2012

Congratulations to Rex Healthcare, which was named a "breastfeeding-friendly business" by the N.C. Breastfeeding Coalition.

The group recognized Rex's efforts to support breastfeeding among its patients and employees.

“It is our goal at Rex to promote, maintain and support the best health outcomes for all of our patients,” said Susan O’Dell, director of the Rex Women’s Center, in a press release. “For babies in the first year of life, the best food is breast milk. We have worked hard to assure support around the clock for new mothers who want to breastfeed as well as for our co-workers returning to work who are breastfeeding. This award is great recognition of that hard work.”

The breastfeeding coalition celebrates businesses that have made accommodations for breastfeeding mothers, including providing access to private rooms for breastfeeding and education about economic and health benefits. These efforts can help reduce health care costs and turnover and improve productivity and morale, according to the coalition.

Rex also offers a variety of resources for new moms, including breastfeeding classes, free telephone help for those with breastfeeding questions, a team of lactation consultants and more.

In my early months of nursing both of my girls, I have found Rex's Lactation Station extremely helpful. The shop offers supplies and lots of great information. It's open 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.


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  • brassy Sep 7, 2012

    Rex has a 90% epidural rate and a 37% csection rate. Somehow I doubt they are committed to reducing health care costs.

  • americaneel Sep 7, 2012

    maybe Rex should try for the world record of most babies breastfeeding at once like that stupid contest they had a few months ago.

  • newssaavy72 Sep 7, 2012

    I had my last daughter at Rex in 2009. They were great in terms of their committment in helping me as a 3 time breastfeeding mother to get back in swing of it again. KUDOS to REX!!!!