Baby-Friendly Hospitals: HBCMC

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Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago Meeting Documents

This group brings together breastfeeding champions from Suburban Cook County and City
of Chicago maternity hospitals to share ideas, challenges, progress, best practices and information regarding breastfeeding quality improvement projects and Baby-Friendly hospital designation. Meetings occur monthly. Contact for more information.

February 19, 2013 - Cultural Diversity and Breastfeeding

January 15, 2013 - Neonatal Glucose Homeostatis

December 18, 2012 - The Evidence for the Joint Commission Core Measures

  • Dr. Paula Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Director for Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rush University Medical Center

November 12, 2012 - Collecting Breastfeeding-Related Data in Electronic Medical System Records

October 16, 2012 - Monitoring and Assessing Infant Feeding (Intake and Output Documentation and Guidelines)

Evidence for I & O Guidelines

Hospitals Ditch Formula Samples to Promote Breastfeeding

September 18, 2012 - Sustainability and Planning for the Future

August 21, 2012 - Strategies for Staff Education

July 17, 2012 - Creative Opportunities in the Midst of Change

June 21, 2012 - Strategies for Keeping Mothers and Babies Together at the Hospital


Three Illinois hospitals will be participating in the Best Fed Beginnings breastfeeding initiative. Congratulations to Advocate Trinity Hospital (Chicago, IL), Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, IL), and Rockford Memorial Hospital (Rockford, IL)!

May 15, 2012 - How to Collaborate with Providers for Success at Your Hospital

Physicians' Panel Presentation

Documents to Engage Providers

Online Breastfeeding Training for Health Care Providers

Breastfeeding and Guilt

Upcoming Event

April 17, 2012 - How to Make the Baby-Friendly Process Work: It is Possible

March 20, 2012 - The Affordable Care Act

February 21, 2012 - Building Community Relationships to Promote Breastfeeding

January 17, 2012 - Data Collection Strategies for Monitoring Progress

December 13, 2011 - Creating a Baby-Friendly Hospital Breastfeeding Policy

Model Breastfeeding Policies

November 15, 2011 - Developing an Action Plan for Implementing Skin-to-Skin

October 18, 2011 - Building a Breastfeeding Multi-Disciplinary Committee

September 20, 2011 - Baby-Friendly USA

August 16, 2011 - Strategies to Organize Systems Change

June 21, 2011 - Inaugural Meeting


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