Wednesday, November 5, 2008

BC Women's Hospital is officially "baby-friendly"!

Here's a brief synapsis of the World Health Organization's initiative for Baby Friendly designation.

I'm thrilled!

I had relaxed a bit after the last doctor's appointment and chatting with my OB about what I want and don't want for my baby at birth/following birth. She was right there with me. She didn't fight me on anything I wanted. It was a non-issue. She was supportive. And here I was panicking for months because other women had told me that hospitals are difficult to deal with and they/the nurses/the doctors might fight me when it comes to ie: eye ointment, breastfeeding, etc etc, but not at all! And now, knowing that BC Women's is officially designated as Baby-Friendly, I can completely relax in knowing I'll be supported in breastfeeding (among other things) during my stay at the hospital.

Phew.

2 comments:

C. Beth said...

Fun blog! I'm so glad The One Minute Writer is helping you--thank you for taking the time to e-mail me AND for linking to my blog!

So wonderful that your hospital is Baby-Friendly. That's truly a huge blessing. I gave birth to my first in a good hospital maternity ward but not GREAT. I gave birth to the second at a birthing center, midwife-run, in the water. (DEFINITELY Baby-Friendly!) It was incredible.

Good luck and God bless!

Oh, and yes, the Bumbo is worth it. I hear the trays that go on them are awesome too. Just watch your kiddo; some of them can arch up and get out of the Bumbo--definitely don't put it up on any surface. My little guy did that a couple of times. I still use mine for my toddler, when I'm cutting her hair, etc.

Clearly I do NOT limit my comments to one minute. :)

Beth

Stephi said...

@c.beth: thanks for the comments, and for the Bumbo input!

 
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