Mercy Medical Center now offers a weekly breastfeeding support group open to all breastfeeding women and their babies. This free program, entitled the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Mercy Childbirth Education Room in Mercy Hall.
Led by Regina Ravine, RN, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant for Mercy Medical Center, this support group offers weekly baby weight checks, a question and answer session about breastfeeding challenges, as well as networking with other breastfeeding moms. The goal of this support group is to help new mothers meet their own personal breastfeeding goals while having a positive and rewarding experience.
No reservations are necessary for the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group. For more information, please call 330-580-4761.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.