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Breastfeeding and infant health issues topic of Sept. 27 Science Cafe in Lincoln

Breastfeeding and other infant health issues will be the topic of the next Science Cafe at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27, at red9, 9th and M Streets in Lincoln.

Breastfeeding and other infant health issues will be the topic of the next Science Café at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27, at red9, 9th and M Streets in Lincoln. Attendees will hear from Ann Seacrest, executive director of MilkWorks, a non-profit community breastfeeding center in Lincoln.

A registered nurse and a board certified lactation consultant, Ann's interests in public health and women's health have led her to focus on infant nutrition and the lack of support for breastfeeding mothers in our culture.

Seacrest is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Lincoln division. She is the mother of four grown children who were all breastfed.

Science Cafe is a free educational event sponsored by UNMC and other groups to increase the population’s science literacy. Hosted by UNMC, Bio Nebraska and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Science Cafes are held the first Tuesday of each month in Omaha and one Thursday every other month in Lincoln.

A more scientifically literate populace is a goal in UNMC’s strategic plan. The goal of the committee has been to introduce and get young adults interested in science by presenting it in a casual setting.

For more information on coming and past Science Cafes in Omaha and Lincoln, visit www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

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