Monthly Archives: April 2012

Step 9: The Pacifier

Pacifiers are so cute! In our home, we call a pacifier a “pacie.” Our oldest child might still have one if the dentist hadn’t called it quits when our daughter was (gasp!) nearly 4 years old! My husband and I … Continue reading

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Operating Room Skin-to-Skin (STS)

Today at the Childbirth Unit (CBU) nurses’ meeting, we talked about how we can get babies skin-to-skin (STS) with their mothers even earlier. Babies born by cesarean at Memorial remain in the operating and recovery rooms with their mothers and fathers.  … Continue reading

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Step 7: Rooming-in

Step 7. I love step seven. Put 2 fingers up on one hand, and then take your other hand and wrap it around. That’s step 7—tuck families in together. Step 7 is probably the most practice-altering piece of Baby-Friendly for … Continue reading

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Step 6: Human Milk for Human Babies

In 2011 nearly 80 percent of women who delivered at Memorial Hospital started out wanting to breastfeed. A few of those, 9 percent, gave up breastfeeding during their hospital stay. Many, 48 percent, supplemented feedings with formula at least once.* Reasons … Continue reading

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Dare to be Danish!

Change can be frightening, confusing or exciting. I’ve noticed some nurses and doctors embracing the change Baby-Friendly will bring to our hospital, and I’ve heard some tell all the reasons they think it won’t work here. I’ve seen smiles and … Continue reading

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