Author Archives: Nancy Hurst, Director of Women's Support Services

About Nancy Hurst, Director of Women's Support Services

I am an international board certified lactation consultant and the Director of Women's Support Services at Texas Children’s Hospital.

I’m the proud mother of 4 adult children (all previously breastfed!) and grandson. I am passionate about providing the best possible support and resources to families who are breastfeeding their infants.

World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!

The importance of breastfeeding is recognized world over. That’s why World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually during the first week of August. This celebration was first held in 1992 … Full Entry »

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Breastfeeding in The Workplace: Employers Can Do More For Mother and Infant Health

Just watching one episode of the popular TV series Mad Men provides a stark illustration of how quickly the American workplace has evolved over the decades. Corporate policies have eliminated … Full Entry »

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World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates The Importance of Peer Counseling

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held every year during the first week of August. This celebration was first held in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and … Full Entry »

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Texas Children’s Mother’s Milk Bank Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

This month celebrates our one-year anniversary since opening the Texas Children’s Mother’s Milk Bank. What a year it’s been! Our primary reason for developing this program is to meet the … Full Entry »

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World Breastfeeding Week 2012

The first week in August marks the 20th World Breastfeeding Week. Much has happened since the inaugural celebration in 1991 — a tremendous amount of research and experiences by scientists, … Full Entry »

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