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National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Medical City McKinney offers breastfeeding knowledge and support to new and expecting mothers during World Breastfeeding Week.

August 01, 2023
Two Medical City McKinney nurses wearing blue scrubs smile while standing together.

McKinney, Texas — Medical City McKinney offers prenatal breastfeeding classes and a breastfeeding support group, which are both facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Every year during the first week of August, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) organizes World Breastfeeding Week, to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

“We are proud to offer prenatal breastfeeding classes and a support group for breastfeeding mothers,” says Ericka Champion, administrative director for Women’s Services. “We are committed to delivering high-quality care for our community which includes healthier tomorrows for babies through breastfeeding.”

The free breastfeeding support group is open to all breastfeeding mothers and their babies in the comfort of a small group where they can discuss topics from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and returning to work. The support group meets Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Medical City McKinney, Classroom 3, 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, 75069.

Participants may register for the breastfeeding support group and view the prenatal breastfeeding classes online through the Medical City McKinney classes and events site.

In addition, Medical City McKinney is expanding care for mothers and newborns with a major expansion and a new patient tower. The $17 million project is part of a multi-phase commitment to expand women’s services. Construction began in January and will be complete by the end of 2023. As part of the initial phase, an additional 24,000 square feet will provide space for:

  • 21-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • 12 VIP postpartum suites
  • Separate women’s services entrance for patients and visitors

More than 2,100 babies were delivered at Medical City McKinney in 2022. The expansion is part of Medical City Healthcare’s major capital investment initiative of more than $1.4 billion spent or committed over five years which includes building expansions, facility enhancements and leading-edge technology.

Published:
August 01, 2023
Location:
Medical City McKinney

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