Author Archives: Nancy Hurst, Director of Women's Support Services

About Nancy Hurst, Director of Women's Support Services

I am an international board certified lactation consultant and the Director of Women's Support Services at Texas Children’s Hospital.

I’m the proud mother of 4 adult children (all previously breastfed!) and grandson. I am passionate about providing the best possible support and resources to families who are breastfeeding their infants.

Here’s how the “lactation” cookie crumbles

I am often asked by breastfeeding mothers, “What can I take to increase my milk volume?” Although there are a few medications that have been shown to increase milk volume, … Full Entry »

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Baby Friendly Hospital Designation: What does it mean for Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women?

This post was co-authored by Nancy Hurst, director of Women’s Support Services and Lynda Tyer-Viola, director over Women’s Services. After several years of preparation and training, Texas Children’s Hospital received … Full Entry »

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World Breastfeeding Week

This blog was co-authored by Nancy Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC and Anne Myatt, BSN, IBCLC. The first week in August recognizes the importance of breastfeeding in providing the ideal nutrition … Full Entry »

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World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!

The importance of breastfeeding is recognized world over. That’s why World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually during the first week of August. This celebration was first held in 1992 … Full Entry »

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World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates The Importance of Peer Counseling

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held every year during the first week of August. This celebration was first held in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and … Full Entry »

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