Texarkana, TEXAS – The CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital – Texarkana Women and Children’s department will host a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration to encourage and educate all new and expectant mothers.
The celebration will be held this Saturday, August 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the CHRISTUS St. Michael North Conference Center.
World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and is now observed in over 120 countries by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners including individuals, organizations and governments. The WHO and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasize the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then supplemented breastfeeding for at least one year and up to two years or more.
The mission of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, is to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” by providing quality, compassionate care to all. Established in 1916 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as a Catholic, non-profit hospital, they offer a full scope of expansive health care services including women’s health, emergency services, senior health, cancer care, heart care, surgery, imaging, rehabilitation, and much more.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System strives to provide continuous, compassionate care for patients and their families, always looking for ways to incorporate the latest best practices and new technology into their services. This is demonstrated through accreditation by The Joint Commission, recognition as a NICHE hospital, affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic, and numerous awards and recognitions.
Serving the four-states region of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana through two primary campuses in Texarkana and Atlanta, they know you have a choice when it comes to choosing quality health care for your family.