Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Posted by: Mary Elkordy
Washington, D.C. – The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) issued the following statement in response to the separation of families:
“The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) promotes the health of women and newborns through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, and education. We advocate for providing care to all women, babies and children regardless of their country of origin or status of citizenship, race or religion. We support, protect, and promote breastfeeding as the ideal and normative method for feeding babies. We support women to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months and to continue breastfeeding for the first year and beyond. AWHONN nurses stand ready to improve cultural, institutional, and socioeconomic systems so that babies can experience the numerous physiologic and psychosocial benefits of breastfeeding. AWHONN advocates for keeping breastfeeding women and babies together.”
Mary Elizabeth Elkordy
Manager of Communications and Public Relations
Since 1969, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has been the foremost authority promoting the health of women and newborns and strengthening the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education, and other professional and clinical resources. AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States. Learn more about AWHONN at www.awhonn.org.