The power of a birthing center nurse
You play an important role in a mother’s breastfeeding experience by ensuring that the evidence-based practices that we know contribute to breastfeeding success are happening in your hospital. As a nurse, your charge is to empower and educate mothers so that all mothers can make an informed decision about feeding.
The health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby are clear. Breastfeeding is no longer a lifestyle choice, but a public health decision.
Breastfeeding decreases post-partum depression.
Breastfeeding protects against post-partum hemorrhage
Breastfeeding protects against SIDS and SUIDS
High Impact Behaviors
A high impact behavior is an action that is EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT. As a Birthing Center Nurse you have the ability to accomplish it. It is an action that you can do TODAY. Let’s get started!
AFFIRM the importance of breastfeeding.
“As your nurse, I recommend and support breastfeeding as your feeding choice“.
REFER to community resources.
Your community partners are ready to help you send a consistent message for your families.
HELP bonding happen
Encourage rest during the day, and be the force that
keeps mothers and babies together.