Tag Archives: Infant formula

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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A 1/2 Year in Review

Baby-Friendly is a huge process-improvement project, requiring multiple nursing units to work together to change policies and practices. We are very fortunate at Memorial to have a highly cooperative team of nurse leaders, physician champions, as well as support and … 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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Baby-Friendly’s Ginsu Knife

Remember Ginsu knives? They popularized infomercials and could “cut through a nail, tin can, radiator hose and still cut a tomato paper thin.” What really made Ginsu knives famous was their infomercial mantra, “But wait!  There’s more!” Baby-Friendly has its … 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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