Medela participates in mom-and-baby panel

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MCHENRY, Ill. – Medela joined U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and the March of Dimes to host a panel on the racial disparities in the rising maternal and infant mortality rates in Chicago and the rest of the country. Panelists discussed key drivers behind these rising rates and interventions aimed at reducing them, including providing adequate education and resources to support breastfeeding. “Together, we have work to do to keep mothers and their babies healthy and safe,” said Melissa Gonzalez, executive vice president of the Americas for Medela. “We know breast milk feeding support and supplies are a low cost, high value intervention that prevent illness, missed work days and support the overall health of mothers and babies that can help turn this tragic loss around. We are committed to supporting these and other efforts.” Through Medela Cares, Medela has donated more than $200,000 in products to nonprofits this year and more than $1 million in products to more than 135 nonprofits since 2015.