Monthly Archives: March 2012

Our Self-Appraisal Tool: Step 5

Baby-Friendly Step #5 is hodgepodge of practical ways to help women get feeding off to a good start. This includes having a R.N. at the bedside to help with the second feeding and teaching each mother how to hand express … Continue reading

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Skin-to-Skin for Pain Relief

“mPINC” is the name of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) survey of hospital maternity care practices regarding infant feeding. The letters mPINC stand for Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care. Each year since 2007 delivering hospitals have had … Continue reading

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5 Points to LOVE About New AAP Policy Statement

It couldn’t have come at a better time. As we are rewriting policy and hammering out procedures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published their revised Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk policy statement. It’s an easy 10-page read, … Continue reading

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It’s a Little Thing

It’s a little thing when a nurse helps a new mother pump milk for her baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  It’s just a little bit of milk she’s able to get those first few pumping sessions. The little bit … Continue reading

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