By: Sally Howland, RN, Nurse Manager You might be thinking, of course it is; Signature Healthcare is a great place for moms and babies! Now, you’re not the only one who thinks so. Recently, Signature Healthcare received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority … More Signature Healthcare is Officially Baby-Friendly
By: Tutasi Waters, MD, OBGYN Hello to all our Mothers, and thank you for reading. Soon, our Maternity Family will be evaluated as part of the national Breastfeeding Health Initiative (BFHI) called Baby Friendly. This is part of a larger goal established several years ago called Healthy People 2020. The hope is that 25% of all … More The Breastfeeding Question 2017
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN There is a big push lately to strongly encourage mothers to breastfeed. Recent evidence–based studies have shown there are many benefits for breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The most important reason is pretty obvious to most people – breast milk is the best nutrition for newborns. Believe … More Why All the Fuss About Breastfeeding?
By: Jessica Aldred I just finished breastfeeding my newborn son. It’s such an intimate experience that can only be explained by woman blessed with the opportunity to do so. Shortly after I finished feeding him, my husband handed me a 3-ounce bottle of milk-free formula to complete the feeding. You see, I’m lucky if my … More Breastfeeding Failure
By: Tanya Pimental Every day it becomes more and more apparent that my baby is all too quickly turning into a toddler. In my brain she just turned one, but in reality she is already 15 months old and we are still nursing. I know that many folks find this out of the ordinary and … More Nursing A Toddler
By: Abby Keane Okay, I’m breaking one of my rules and talking about boobs … sorry guys! Guess those lines-not-to-be-crossed I talked about in my last entry are more fluid than I thought… Last week marked the end of an era in my house – it was the end of breastfeeding my youngest son. This … More The End Of An Era