Monthly Archives: January 2012

Step 2: It Takes More Than Just Pollyanna Sunshine

  When I had my first baby, nearly 18 years ago, I was wearing rose tinted glasses when it came to breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding made sense to me, and I knew I would breastfeed my baby.  I went to a class to … Continue reading

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A Quirky Request

Other than having two “M’s”, two “T’s” and two “E’s”, the word “COMMITTEE” isn’t very fun. Isn’t that weird? What other word has that many letters repeated! But the joy of the word ends there. When I think of being … Continue reading

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Celebrating Step 8!

Skipping from Step 1 all the way to Step 8 for a little celebration! Here is our self assessment:  STEP 8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand.  8.1  Are all mothers, regardless of feeding choice, taught how to recognize the cues that indicate … Continue reading

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Our Self-Assessment: Step 1

Implementation of The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is required to become a Baby-Friendly hospital. Each of the 10 steps is one sentence in length and appears to be fairly straightforward. Reading them, you might even wonder why it takes … Continue reading

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1st Task Force Meeting: An Inside Scoop

If you’d asked me 6 months ago, 5 years ago or 10 years ago, I would have told you it was only a dream or a fantasy, but today we held the first Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Task Force meeting! Twenty … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Beginnings!

This New Year’s morning we celebrated new beginnings at Memorial Childbirth Center: a new mayor for South Bend, the first baby of the year, and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.  Just hours before being sworn in, Mayor-elect Pete Buttigieg stopped by … Continue reading

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