Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Offers Breastfeeding Support Group


Ashley Kiekintveld

Sara Donkersloot

ZEELAND, Mich., December 14, 2015 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has formed a breastfeeding support group for mothers and their babies. During these weekly sessions participants will receive support from breastfeeding counselors and RN’s from the Family Birth Center, as well as from other mothers. Topics will include proper latch, sleepy babies, burping, pumping and returning to work. The program will be held every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and will kick off on January 12. This free program does not require registration and expectant mothers are welcome to attend.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 183 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including nearly 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 658,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 23,800 employees. The organization provided $283 million in community benefit during its 2015 fiscal year. Spectrum Health is the only health system in Michigan to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics for 2015. This is the fourth time the organization has received this recognition.