Tag Archives: Lactation consultant

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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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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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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Baby-Friendly with Pediatric Goggles

I had lunch last week with a group of Pediatric (Peds) nurses. I knew our Baby-Friendly efforts would affect Peds, but until last week, I had little idea how. Let’s look at the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding with Peds-colored goggles. … Continue reading

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Personal Confessions of a Baby-Friendly Blogger

Looking back, if I had to list the top reasons my first breastfeeding experience didn’t go the way I wanted it to, I would have to include… I was discouraged from reaching out to La Leche League for support because … Continue reading

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Step 9: The Pacifier

Pacifiers are so cute! In our home, we call a pacifier a “pacie.” Our oldest child might still have one if the dentist hadn’t called it quits when our daughter was (gasp!) nearly 4 years old! My husband and I … Continue reading

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Life is a Group Project

I was talking to a leader at another hospital the other day.  She was telling me about her struggles with getting her Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) on board with Baby-Friendly.  During the conversation I remembered a life lesson that only … Continue reading

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