Tag Archives: Pediatrics

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

Posted in Baby-Friendly Around the Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

5 Ways MDs Can Help Moms Breastfeed

Using human milk for human babies just makes sense, but the health impact is mind numbing. According to the Surgeon General, $13 billion would be saved annually in the U.S. if 90% of women followed guidelines to exclusively breastfeed for … Continue reading

Posted in Baby-Friendly Around the Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Task Force Meeting #2: The Designation is Not the Goal

blogtobabyfriendly is a chronicle of Memorial’s journey to UNICEF/WHO Baby-Friendly designation. But the designation is not the goal.  In fact, there is danger in focusing on the designation alone. Subtle but powerfully distracting changes occur in our conversations when we … Continue reading

Posted in Task Force Meetings | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments