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Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Brooklyn

karen miller
karen miller Brooklyn
29 Signatures Goal: 100

The Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding The BFHI promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding through The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for Hospitals, as outlined by UNICEF/WHO. The steps for the United States are: 1 - Maintain a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff. 2 - Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy. 3 - Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. 4 - Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth. 5 - Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants. 6 - Give infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated. 7 - Practice

Sponsor

As the owner of the first breasfeeding boutique in nyc, I, Karen Paperno, am requesting, on behalf of all women, that Methodist hospital adopt the BFHI. BOING BOING was created in order to help moms get off to a great start, but after more than a decade of counseling women, the same problems remain. The factors that influence success and failure at breastfeeding are easilhy identified. It is essential that a woman get the support she needs from the start. This can only happen if the hospital staff is informed, and consistently educated about the benefits of breastfeeding and skin to skin contact. Women in New York are breastfeediing at an all time high rate; yet they are choosing hospitals and birthing centers far from their neighborhood in order to accomodate their wishes. Methodist Hospital has reached out to the community before, and has a wonderful birthing center and lactation staff. I beseech you to adopt the BFHI in order to keep Park Slope women in their own community.

Links

http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/eng/10steps.html http://www.unicef.org/programme/breastfeeding/baby.htm http://www.unicef.org/programme/breastfeeding/innocenti.htmhttp://www.waba.org.my/innocentideclaration.htm www.cdc.gov www.hrsa.gov

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    Lia Wiedemann United States
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    Anita Maffei United States
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    Ellen Chuse United States
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    Jessica Robinson United States
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    Alex MacDonnell United States
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    Erin Jurnove United States
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    ainsley showalter United States
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    Leana Lyons Lu United States
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    karine igle United States
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    Danielle Young United States
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    Sharman Leventon United States
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    Denise Touchet United States
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    Anne O'Connor United States
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    Kerry Crowe United States
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    Elizabeth Speck United States
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