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Percy Junor Hospital Opens Breastfeeding Room

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The Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester opened a staff breastfeeding  room on Wednesday, September 27, as part of the process for baby  friendly hospital certification. CEO for the hospital, Carlton Nichols (right) noted that the hospital recognizes the importance of a corporate  wellness culture, which promotes an environment which will allow staff to  carry out healthy lifestyle practices, which includes exclusive  breastfeeding. He encouraged staff members to make the best use of the  facility and add to the increase of Jamaica’s exclusive breastfeeding  rate. The hospital’s staff photographed are: (left to right): Nurse Manager  and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Coordinator, Ms. Nasandra Peart;  Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Carlos Wilson and Registered Nurse and  expectant mother, Claudia Robinson.  

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Registered Nurse and expectant mother, Ms. Claudia Robinson (seated)  enjoys the comfort of the new breastfeeding room for staff at the Percy  Junor Hospital in Manchester on Wednesday, September 27. The hospital  has started the process of baby friendly certification and a breastfeeding  room is an important part of the process. Of the seven hospitals in Jamaica certified baby friendly, three are administrated by the Southern  Regional Health Authority (Mandeville Regional, Lionel Town and Black  River hospitals). Also sharing in the moment are: Medical Officer at the  Manchester Health Department, Dr. Shonnette Blair-Walters (left) and  Acting Director of Nursing Services at the PJH, Mrs. Fione Collins. 

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