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Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic designated breastfeeding friendly workplace by MDH

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Stellis Health is committed to supporting nursing mothers and assuring they have the needed support and resources to continue providing breast milk to their babies after they return to work from parental leave.  “Healthy families are at the core of our mission and breastfeeding is vital to the health and development of children and families,” says Douglas Hanson, CEO of Stellis Health.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recognizes workplaces that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program and Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic was recently designated as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by MDH.  Specifically, Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic provides support from supervisors and colleagues for breastfeeding women as well as:

  • Time including leave after birth and flexible scheduling to accommodate lactation breaks during work time
  • Education for mothers, fathers and supervisors about the benefits of breastfeeding
  • A private place to express milk


About Stellis Health, PA

Stellis Health has been caring for community members in and around Wright County for over 65 years with locations in Buffalo, Monticello, and Albertville-St. Michael.  Orignally named after the individual communities in which they were located, the organization was renamed Stellis Health in July 2016.  Comprised of over 60 primary and specialty physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, Stellis Health is an independent group practice continually growing, adding more doctors and expanded services including Urgent Care on evenings, weekends and holidays.  To schedule an appointment at any Stellis Health location, call 763-684-3600.

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