Tag Archives: skin to skin

Top 10 Baby-Friendly Reminders Inspired by Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg’s recent criticism of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a reminder that misconceptions need to be addressed. Here are my top 10 Baby-Friendly facts. Baby-Friendly represents a set of maternity practices … Continue reading

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Operating Room Skin-to-Skin (STS)

Today at the Childbirth Unit (CBU) nurses’ meeting, we talked about how we can get babies skin-to-skin (STS) with their mothers even earlier. Babies born by cesarean at Memorial remain in the operating and recovery rooms with their mothers and fathers.  … Continue reading

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Celebrating Step 4: Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within an hour after birth

Today we celebrate step 4!  This month we also celebrate 6 years of placing babies skin to skin (STS) with their mothers (and sometimes fathers) here at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. I’m often asked how we did it. Below is … Continue reading

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