Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

‘The team that many people don’t see’ – Edu posts behind-the-scenes picture after Arsenal sign Thomas Partey

first_img Comment Thomas Partey completed a £45m move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal on deadline day (Picture: Getty)It would have been a long and stressful night at Arsenal’s offices but all the hard work eventually paid off as the club got a deal over the line for Thomas Partey in the final few hours of the summer transfer window. Arsenal’s hopes of signing Partey appeared dead in the water but the north London outfit stepped up their interest once early on Monday and triggered the midfielder’s £45million release clause to prise him away from Atletico Madrid. The Ghana international put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Emirates and will be on wages of £250,000-a-week, making him the Gunners’ third-highest paid player behind Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Edu lifted the curtain on Arsenal’s move for Thomas Partey with picture on Instagram‘Sometimes we get things wrong and sometimes we get it right, as part of our life, but when you work with dedication and love things happen. Let’s continue…’ Edu posted on Instagram after Partey’s arrival was announced.The photograph, which included chief executive Vinai Venkatesham and head coach Arteta, hinted that a fair amount of pizza and coffee had been consumed across a tense day. ‘The team that many people don’t see’ – Edu posts behind-the-scenes picture after Arsenal sign Thomas Partey Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 8:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.3kShares The midfielder becomes the third-highest paid player at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have reportedly angered Atleti with the lack of notice they gave before activating Partey’s buyout clause – but that will be of little concern to Mikel Arteta right now, who has undoubtedly landed one of the top defensive midfielders in European football. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe relief and happiness was clear to see in a picture shared by Arsenal technical director Edu of ‘the team that many people don’t see’ after an agreement was successfully negotiated for Partey in the final few hours of deadline day. Advertisement Arteta is relishing the chance to work with the Ghana international (Picture: Getty)Arteta showered Partey with praise after his move to Arsenal was made official said he was ‘delighted’ to have a player with such ‘quality’ and ‘intelligence’ on board.‘We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad,’ the Spaniard told the club’s website.‘He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. ‘He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.’Partey is expected to take over the No.18 shirt in north London, which was last worn by Nacho Monreal.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Matteo Guendouzi after Arsenal exile completes Hertha Berlin moveMORE: ‘I nearly fell off my chair!’ – Paul Merson backs Arsenal’s deadline day move for Thomas Partey Advertisementlast_img read more