CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake Recognized for Breastfeeding Support

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake has been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. The award recognize the clinic’s commitment to adopting and informing staff about breastfeeding policies; providing private, exclusive places for staff, visitors and patients to pump breast milk; and ensuring adequate breastfeeding breaks for moms working at the clinic.

By receiving this recognition, CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake joins CentraCare Health – Monticello Medical Group, Stellis Health - Monticello Clinic and CentraCare Health – Monticello in demonstrating a commitment to supporting a breastfeeding friendly health care community.

"We proudly recognize the vast holistic health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child,” said Katie Rudnitski, CNP at CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake. “This recognition from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition demonstrates our commitment to supporting mothers and families and creating a breastfeeding friendly culture in our community.”

“We are excited to provide moms with a quiet and serene place to nurse their babies that includes a rocking chair, ambient lighting and signage to ensure privacy,” said Jessica Hodson, DO at CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake. “Our investment in a breastfeeding culture includes creating this new space for moms and also ensuring that our employees who are nursing are able to take the time they need, whether it is blocking a provider’s schedule or allowing longer breaks so that new moms know they are supported. I am proud of CentraCare Clinic – Big Lake for taking this step towards creating a healthier community for all.”