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Washington, DC 20017
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American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation's leading authority in women's health and healthcare, and wellness are at the core of what ACOG does. Members and staff work together every day to develop programs, opinions, guidelines, and initiatives to ensure high-quality healthcare for women. Breastfeeding is one of many important causes that ACOG is committed to. We recognize that breastfeeding is beneficial to both baby and mother. Among the benefits for babies are lower risk of ear infections, respiratory illness, obesity and asthma, while breastfeeding contributes to a decreased risk or ovarian and breast cancers for nursing moms.
ACOG strongly encourages mothers to breastfeed their infants by creating and distributing educational materials focused on the patient and on the clinician. For example, ACOG's webpage (http://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Breastfeeding) dedicated to breastfeeding includes a wide range of documents including clinical updates, patient education materials and a breastfeeding FAQ. ACOG doesn't only support nursing mothers around the country, it also supports those who work within the organization. ACOG's newly renovated Mother's Room continues to be dedicated to the exclusive use of nursing mothers, ensuring them a quiet place of comfort.
What I appreciate about my breastfeeding experience working at ACOG was my supervisor's and colleagues understanding when I needed to close my door and pump. Everyone was very respectful and accommodating and I successfully breastfed my daughter for 19 months (and pumped for 7 months after returning to work).