Breastfeeding Support for the NICU
by Brittney Williams When I first began seeking a practicum site, I was looking for a way to learn more about breastfeeding. In school, a course I was taking sparked my interest in breastfeeding and got me to thinking more and more. In particular, I wanted to explore the breastfeeding experience among African American women.
- October 15, 2013
NICU Club: Next Stop, China
Thanks to Dr. David at Cook County Stroger, Jr. Hospital, our breastfeeding peer counseling work made it all the way to China! Translation: NICU Club Every parent welcome. Fosters breastfeeding and skin-to-skin parenting. This slide was part of a PowerPoint presentation on supporting human lactation in the NICU – presented in Xi’an, Guilin, Naning, and
- September 6, 2013
—– Thank you to April Brunner, Michelle Levy, Sarita Bhandasari, Tytina Sanders, Gokul Pathak, Riana Damjanovich, Rebecca Marie Williams, Kimberly Ann Hamilton, Heather Marie, Bethany Gordan, Erin Lupton Pease, Kelly Parker, Jeanine Valrie, Katherine O. McHenry, and Jennifer Pitkin, for sharing these photos in our World Breastfeeding Week photo contest.
- August 21, 2013
NICU Peer Counselors Rock
Since early in 2012, HealthConnect One has been working with breastfeeding peer counselors to support families one-on-one in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Every two weeks, NICU families are also invited to gather for what soon came to be called NICU Club. NICU Club is not just about breastfeeding
- August 7, 2013
Did you know… the World Breastfeeding Week 2013 theme, “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers,” highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselors? REMEMBER TO VOTE until August 7th for your favorite breastfeeding photo, in our “Breastfeeding Rocks!” photo contest.
- August 5, 2013
Peer Counselors: Superheroes Without Capes
These are the words of Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Clients: “I really appreciate the help and advice that was given to me by my peer counselor. I was given a lot of information and when I delivered my baby she was a life saver because I was having some trouble breastfeeding and she helped me have so
- August 1, 2013
HC One Position Statement on Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps, & Supplies
As you may know, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) on Thursday, July 18th, jointly released a set of policy recommendations for insurers, addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirement to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations that agree with reimbursement for lactation
Photos, Breastfeeding and Peer Counselors
“It’s awesome!” – Diana “I get to help other mothers.” – Charmaine “The mothers would see me and realize it wasn’t as hard as they thought.” – Tikvah “I like helping moms reach their goals.” – Sonja “I know what it feels like to have no one to help with breastfeeding; to learn how misinformed I was.
Wordless Wednesday: Young Observer – Peer Counselor Training
Photo by Flint Chaney, 2008
- June 19, 2013
Don’t allow access to breastfeeding support to be limited! Please act today!
The Affordable Care Act requires lactation support to be reimbursed as a women’s preventive health service. HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations who agree with reimbursement for lactation services, but oppose the creation of a Medicaid reimbursement code that would limit reimbursement to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). We support the call by Healthy