Category Archives: Obstetric Track

Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

Breastfeeding Education

Education for professionals, or the lack of it, has been and continues to be a barrier to breastfeeding. A healthcare provider’s attitude, personal beliefs and values can greatly impact a mother’s ability to initiate or maintain breastfeeding. Certainly, the lack of support from healthcare providers is related to the difficulties healthy women experience with breastfeeding. Despite efforts to improve breastfeeding management, healthcare

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Baby-Friendly Hospital

Baby Friendly USA

World Breastfeeding Week is around the corner, August 1-7, 2016! If your dream job is working with moms and babies all day long, your ears might e screaming in pain from hearing about the BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative. A little known fact is that in California, BabyFriendly training is also called Birth&Beyond approved. That’s the state program that distributes the funding

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The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

Mother Friendly ChildBirth Initiative Breastfeeding Week 2016

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce cost. The evidence- based mother/baby/and family friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as

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BabyFriendly(tm) Lactation Training

Birth & Beyond Lactation Training is a California initiative to provide hospital staff training for BabyFriendly ™. Most noteworthy, hospitals applying for BabyFriendly ™ status need nurses who have completed an approved lactation course. Moreover, the importance of breastfeeding through the first six months of life and beyond has been researched and documented. Research continues to prove that Breast milk » Read more