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
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
I work as a labor and delivery nurse. I love this. It’s exactly why I became a nurse, but I’ve discovered something else I truly love. A couple years ago I started working as a clinical nursing instructor. Each semester … Continue reading
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If we really believe that skin-to-skin is the best place for babies to stay warm, decrease stress hormones, enhance brain development, maintain blood glucose levels and more, then why wouldn’t we place all babies there, especially the ones who were … Continue reading
Blog to Baby-Friendly—Memorial Childbirth Center’s Journey This is the day! The official day that Memorial Hospital of South Bend begins the journey to Baby-Friendly! “What!” you exclaim, “Isn’t a hospital that has been delivering babies for over 100 years already … Continue reading