05/03/2010

WVU Pharmacy students give Ronald McDonald House room a makeover

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – New moms have new sets of priorities, worries and choices. One choice new mothers must make is how to provide nutrition to their child, either through formula or breastfeeding. WVU School of Pharmacy students recognized the special needs of nursing mothers and helped create a relaxing and functional atmosphere in a newly decorated Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Nursing Nook room.

A celebration to showcase the RMHC Nursing Nook and honor those who contributed to the redecorating took place Saturday, April 10. Attendees were able to view the new furniture, décor and informational materials, such as medication safety information for breastfeeding mothers.

“We hope that women staying at the Ronald McDonald House will find the Nursing Nook to be more inviting and functional for their breastfeeding needs,” second-year pharmacy student Vanessa Law said. “We also hope that they will learn more about breastfeeding and the benefits it has for their child.”

About the WVU School of Pharmacy
For almost 100 years, the WVU School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education, research and patient care. It is one of only 12 pharmacy schools in the United States affiliated with a comprehensive academic health center. For information about the WVU School of Pharmacy see www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/.

Photo caption: Second-year pharmacy student Noreen Ghani (left) discusses the makeover and new additions of the Nursing Nook with Lynne Ryan, lactation consultant with the Monongalia County Health Department.

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For more information:
Amy Newton, WVU School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192
anewton@hsc.wvu.edu
an: 04-29-10

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