Category Archives: Baby-Friendly Around the Hospital

Sleep Like a Baby

Baby-Friendly Step #7 “Practice rooming-in—allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.” My first baby was born in the days when husbands left the hospital at night and babies slept in the nursery. I remember our first … Continue reading

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Before and After

I love “before and after” pictures.  Anything before and after will grab my attention — weight loss, home improvements, makeovers — I just love it! We are realizing some of our own “before and afters” at Memorial Childbirth Center as we are … Continue reading

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Choosing Formula at a Baby-Friendly Hospital (Part 2)

Last week I posted email exchanges between me and a woman who will be delivering at my hospital and who is concerned because she has made an informed decision to formula feed her baby. Comments and controversy abounded in response … Continue reading

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Choosing Formula at a Baby-Friendly Hospital

A couple days ago I received an email from another employee at our hospital. She wrote to me about a concern I’m sure others have as well. I asked her if I could share our emails with all of you. … Continue reading

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Baby-Friendly For All

In the past few months I have talked to all kinds of people about breastfeeding. And when I talk, people like to tell me things. I could tell you about the breastfeeding experiences of nearly every executive leader at our … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Patient Education

What if we rethink patient education and make it more like a mom-friend writing down her own helpful hints? Except this mom-friend is a baby expert or breastfeeding expert right in your community, at the hospital where you delivered your … Continue reading

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5 Facts for Obstetricians

One of the best things I get to do as part of the Baby-Friendly project is speak to groups of doctors, administrators, nurses and families about what all of us can do to make breastfeeding work for mothers in our community. How … Continue reading

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