Category Archives: Things We’ve Learned

Breastfeeding Guilt-Part III

A couple of months ago, I began writing about guilt and breastfeeding. Guilt is one of the more complex human emotions. It is particularly subjective; some people feel a great deal of it, others little or none. What makes one … Continue reading

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Guilt-Part II

Some say worry is the work of motherhood. It begins the moment the stick shows two pink lines—Am I ready for this? Is everything ok? Will my baby be healthy? Is it a boy? A girl? Will I be a … Continue reading

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Guilt

The question was asked of me again this week, “Amy, if we do all this to promote breastfeeding, won’t we make mothers feel guilty?” I’ve had a lot of conversations about breastfeeding and guilt, and I’ve come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Nourishing a Baby

My parents made the next major life step – the winter home in Florida! The move happened last week and with it, plenty of cleaning and purging. As a result, I received a package of childhood memorabilia, including pictures of … Continue reading

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Unattended Baggage

You think it will never happen. The perils of unattended baggage are broadcast every 30 seconds over  the airport PA system. So who would do that! Um … me. I hadn’t seen my high school friend in probably 20 years, and there … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Work-Out

At Memorial we have a Performance Excellence division to help departments streamline processes and become more efficient. In May, I approached our Six Sigma Black Belt to see how her expertise could help with our Baby-Friendly efforts. How fitting that … Continue reading

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Sweet (Daytime) Dreams

The big buzz I’m hearing about right now from other hospitals working toward Baby-Friendly designation is Nap Time.  Play a lullaby in your mind as you read this … Mid-afternoon your nurse comes in your room with a warm baby … Continue reading

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