Open Door Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Open Door Family Medical Center rolled out the red carpet to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with WIC (Women, Infants and Children) breastfeeding mothers and babies at Brewster and Ossining Open Door locations. The celebration embraced the whole family, as siblings and partners also attended.

Highlights of the day included “The Big Latch,” – a time where mothers all over the world were invited to breastfeed – Mom and Baby Yoga, professional family portraits, arts and crafts for the older children, and a food demo highlighting healthy recipes that incorporate WIC foods.

“Open Door is committed to WIC and recognizes the impact WIC has on promoting nutritionally sound practices from conception. Open Door fully supports WIC in promoting breastfeeding as being vital to the lifelong good health and wellbeing of women and children. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually at Open Door, and we are already looking forward to next year’s event” – said WIC Nutritionist and Breastfeeding Coordinator Ellen Pospishil.

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation
Open Door Family Medical Center provides health care and wellness programs to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester, Putnam and Ulster Counties. A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually and serves nearly 60,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access. Open Door offers integrated services and a holistic approach to building healthier communities. Primary medical care, dental care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical nutrition, wellness programs, and chronic disease management are the foundation of its clinical programs. Founded as a free clinic in 1972, Open Door’s mission of building healthier communities through accessible, equitable, culturally competent health care has led to site and service expansions. Today, Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, in addition to eight School-Based Health Centers in the Port Chester and Ossining School Districts, a mobile dental van in Mount Kisco, and a dental practice in Saugerties, NY. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and is recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Open Door achieves clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes. For additional information, please contact Elisabeth Gilbert, Senior Director of Development, at 914-502-1417.

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