‘Baby Friendly’ Hospitals Help New Moms With Nursing
California law requires all hospitals that have a birthing center to be baby friendly by 2025, but only four hospitals in San Diego County currently have that designation.
A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role In Breast-Feeding
Fortunately, Kai was born at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, where they have six board-certified lactation consultants on staff. Lactation consultants at this hospital check in with every new mom and make sure that they aren’t having any problems with breast-feeding... All of the staff at Scripps Encinitas have been trained on best practices to promote breast-feeding. Wolfrum said these include helping moms to initiate breast-feeding within an hour of birth. (Goldberg, 12/7)
Mothers Donate Breast Milk At A Collection Spot In Sacramento
Heeding a statewide call for mothers’ milk, a handful of parents came with babies in tow or toting coolers of frozen breast milk to free drop-off events this week in Sacramento. Mila Linhart, 4 months old, was sweetly oblivious as her mother handed over about 400 ounces of frozen breast milk on Tuesday, surplus that Elizabeth Pontarelli wanted to share with preemie babies like her daughter. (Buck, 12/6)