Tag Archives: Hospital

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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Bloomberg Under Fire

You know the diet books Eat This, Not That? I have my own version for today’s blog called Read This, Not That. New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being targeted by the media for what critics say is an … 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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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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Our Self-Assessment: Step 1

Implementation of The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is required to become a Baby-Friendly hospital. Each of the 10 steps is one sentence in length and appears to be fairly straightforward. Reading them, you might even wonder why it takes … Continue reading

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