Birthing Change ~ Communicating Possibility
by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One How do you communicate possibility? How do you share that which is not yet experienced? That’s one of the mysteries in the work we do to make change. Can we show individuals and communities that a different way is possible? That they can create a
How well do hospitals support breastfeeding families?
~ by Sadie Wych, MPH, CLC, Project Coordinator, HealthConnect One How well do hospitals support breastfeeding families? There’s a test for that! Did you know? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has administered the “mPinc” (Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care) three times since 2007 (2007, 2009, 2011) to maternity hospitals, to assess
- April 5, 2013
#LearningMoms Blog Carnival
Have you received any truly awesome advice, as a mom? Did your mom receive awesome advice? Bring it on! For Mother’s Day this year, HealthConnect One invites your quotes, your stories, your one-liners, and your photos for our May 8th Blog Carnival, #LearningMoms. Share a lot. Share a little. We want it all! For example:
Snooze and Snuggle Time ~ A Hospital Policy Change
Thank you to Peggy Litt, IBCLC, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois for sharing the following story in our Hospital Breastfeeding Toolkit. One day in the fall of 2007, as I was making rounds on our mother baby unit, I noticed that I would be the 3rd person entering a particular mother’s room in a
- March 6, 2013
Pediatric Residents on Lactation Rotation
Thank you to the staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for sharing part of their journey with us for the Hospital Breastfeeding Toolkit: – Jennifer Albert, MSN, RNC-OB, APN/CNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, RLC – Jody Heinrichs-Breen, BSN, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, IBCLC – Frank Belmonte, D.O., MPH, Director, Pediatric Residency Program Vice Chair, Pediatrics While we have a
Reducing the Breastfeeding Disparities Among African American Women: A Commentary from ROSE, Inc.
Re-posted by permission; Original post appeared on Lactation Matters, the official blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) – September 25, 2012 Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, Inc. (ROSE) seeks to enhance, encourage, support, and promote breastfeeding throughout the USA, by working to reduce the breastfeeding disparities among African American women. We also seek to strengthen the
Wordless Wednesday – “Patriotic Nursing”
- July 4, 2012