Local Leader Receives National Recognition for Breastfeeding Advocacy
Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Ph.D., Area Extension Specialist for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, was inducted into the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence by Medela on August 1. In honor of her tireless commitment and dedication to the advancement of breastfeeding, Sigman-Grant was chosen from 100 nominees by an independent panel of judges as one of only two nationally recognized as 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees. Sigman-Grant was presented with a plaque and a certificate during a reception attended by state and local health care leaders, family and friends.
“As the world focuses this week on the importance of breastfeeding, we are thrilled to honor exceptional professionals who have committed much of their personal and professional lives to promoting breastfeeding and working to improve the health of women and their children every day,” said Medela President Carolin Archibald. “Breastfeeding initiation and duration rates are on the rise — which means more mothers are breastfeeding for longer. That is great news and is due in large part to professionals and advocates like the women we are honoring today.”