SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Primary Care Management of Tenerife, attached to the Health Department of the Government of the Canary Islands, has set up a multidisciplinary team of experts in breastfeeding and is moving forward with the creation of the Breastfeeding Support Units, which will soon begin their activity in different health centers in the metropolitan area, north and south of the island.
This new project is developed in coordination by the Tenerife Primary Care Management and the General Directorate of Assistance Programs, and has had the involvement and encouragement of multiple Primary Care professionals.
The four Breastfeeding Support Units, which will soon begin their activity, will centralize the demands of the entire island in different health centers.
In this way, the units will be located in the health centers of Los Gladiolos, La Laguna-Geneto, Granadilla and Orotava-Dehesa, facilitating a strategic and easily accessible location to provide coverage to users of the Health area of Tenerife, in the metropolitan area, north and south of the island.
COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR FAMILIES
These specialized units will support the professionals of the health centers and the already existing breastfeeding workshops, to, in special cases, provide comprehensive care to families who want to breastfeed or continue breastfeeding and who have encountered problems or difficulties in it.
This activity will be carried out by health professionals with different profiles (family medicine, midwives, pediatrics and pediatric nursing) in order to solve Breastfeeding problems arising from other professionals or Primary Care areas.
The attention will be focused on the family, integrating the couple as a fundamental part of the success in breastfeeding, prioritizing the well-being and comprehensive health of the mother-infant dyad.