Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Mother’s Day Comes Early for Some Area Moms
The Combest Center distributed 100 free Boppy pillows to Lubbock Nurse-Family Partnership clients to promote breastfeeding.
Written by Beth Phillips
The Nurse-Family Partnership pillow distribution is part of the Boppy Effect: Get One, Give One Program.
The Boppy Company donated 100 Boppy® slipcovered feeding and infant support pillows to the Lubbock Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) at the Combest Center through The Boppy Effect™: Get One, Give One program.
This Mother’s Day gift is part of a larger donation by The Boppy Company, which pledged to donate up to $250,000 worth of Boppy pillows (which retail for $39.99 each) to NFP programs throughout the U.S.
The NFP recently hosted a Mother’s Day brunch at the Combest Center for NFP moms, babies and their nurse home visitors to distribute the pillows and promote breastfeeding.
“With the support and trusted care of a nurse, Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time moms give their babies a healthy start,” said Lisa Dillard, R.N., MSN, NFP supervisor at the Combest Center. “The Boppy Company’s generous gift to new moms will give them special support this Mother’s Day.”
For every Boppy pillow purchased at Babies“R”Us and Babiesrus.com in May, The Boppy Company will donate a Boppy pillow to NFP agencies, which will distribute them to NFP clients.
“We are proud to partner with a meaningful organization like Nurse-Family Partnership on The Boppy Effect: Get One, Give One program and provide Boppy slipcovered pillows to new moms who are in need of extra support,” said Nancy Bartley, CEO of The Boppy Company. “In honor of Mother’s Day, we are supporting moms who need it most.”
NFP is a cost-effective, evidence-based program that provides at-home education for low-income, first-time mothers through their child’s second birthday. Studies have shown that first-time mothers who receive assistance from knowledgeable health care professionals are less likely to abuse or neglect their children, resulting in fewer childhood injuries and improved school readiness.
Based on more than 35 years of proven research, NFP has produced significant outcomes including a 79 percent reduction in preterm delivery for women who smoke, 48 percent reduction in child abuse and neglect; and 56 percent reduction in emergency room visits for accidents and poisonings, among others. Since its inception, NFP has served 167,061 at-risk families and now serves close to 25,000 families in 42 states.
Story produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing, (806) 743-2143.
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Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center
The Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Lubbock and surrounding areas.
The nurse-managed center specializes in primary care and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension and obesity for all ages.
Care is provided by nurse practitioners and a pediatrician.