Medela Partners with Select Ronald McDonald House Charities Locations to Support Breastfeeding Families With an Infant in the NICU
Medela have announced a donation to benefit 60 Ronald McDonald House (RHMC ) locations in Australia, China, the United Kingdom and the USA as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. This product donation will support about 15,000 breastfeeding families and includes hospital-grade (multi-user) Symphony breast pumps, kits, and breastfeeding accessories for use by RMHC families with breastfeeding needs to provider greater ease and comfort while caring for an infant in the NICU.
“Forty percent of the families served by RMHC globally have a child in the NICU, and we are honored to work with local Ronald McDonald House programs to support breastfeeding families,” said Annette Brüls, CEO of Medela worldwide. “In celebration of Medela’s 60th anniversary, we are providing our products to 60 locations across Australia, China, the UK and USA to ensure breastfeeding parents staying at a Ronald McDonald House have one less thing to worry about.”
According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 babies are born more than three weeks early each year. To ensure that breastfeeding families have the support they need, we are glad to provide select Ronald McDonald House locations around the world with breastfeeding supplies to offer to families with an infant in the NICU.
“At Ronald McDonald House Charities, we believe in supporting families around the world and helping them access the medical care they need,” said Kelly Dolan, President and CEO of RMHC Global. “We are so appreciative our supporters at Medela can help us provide vital resources for breastfeeding parents staying at select Ronald McDonald Houses.”
To date, Medela has donated more than 260 breast pumps to select Ronald McDonald House programs. Medela Cares is focused on engaging and expanding its role and leading the conversation about women and children’s health, specifically, maternal health care. Medela Cares reflects the company’s unique position to: fight infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition; protect the most vulnerable infants; increase access to quality healthcare, education and resources; and promote gender equality and inclusion. For more information, visit medelacares.com/rhmc.