Posted on July 30, 2013

Contact: Stacey Allaire                                                         

Phone: (978) 463-1175                                                                                 

July 30, 2013

  Anna Jaques Hospital Hosts World Breastfeeding Week Picnic

12th Annual Picnic to Be Celebrated at Newburyport’s Waterfront

 NEWBURYPORT, Mass. --- Anna Jaques Hospital will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2013 with the annual Anna Jaques Birth Center Breastfeeding Picnic. The picnic will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. at Cashman Park in Newburyport.

This year marks the 12th annual picnic, which brings together families throughout the community. There will be games for families to enjoy as well as a celebratory cake for all. Attending families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for themselves. Dessert and water will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP to the annual Breastfeeding Picnic, please contact the Anna Jaques Hospital Birth Center Lactation Consultant, Ellena Preston, RN, IBCLC, at (978) 463 - 1079. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Please call the Lactation Consultant for confirmation.

World Breastfeeding Week, which is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organization, is celebrated in more than 170 countries to encourage breast feeding and improve the health of babies all over the world.

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ABOUT ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL

Anna Jaques Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving 17 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care and improve the health of our community in alliance with our medical staff.  Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering measurably high quality, low cost community health care with an emphasis on patient satisfaction. The hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Boston academic medical center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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