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Gift Training
  • Hospitals that are enrolled with The Gift receive online and off-line training for hospital staff and providers. Download this executive summary to learn more about the Coffective Provider Education that is now available to enrolled hospitals.
  • To access The Gift Train-the-Trainer and Technical Assistance webinar recordings, enrolled hospitals can visit the “Resources for Enrolled Facilities” section of the website, by clicking here.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital is Baby-Friendly!

Congratulations to St. Tammany Parish Hospital which received Baby-Friendly designation in October 2018! Baby-Friendly USA recognizes facilities that provide an optimal level of care for infant feeding and bonding between mother and baby. St. Tammany Parish Hospital is a Level III NICU, located in Covington, Louisiana. They delivered 1875 live births in 2017. During the process of becoming … Continue reading “St. Tammany Parish Hospital is Baby-Friendly!”

WIC 2018 Breastfeeding Conference 

The National WIC Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference was held in September in New Orleans. Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, gave a warm Louisiana welcoming address to over 1,200 attendees from WIC agencies across the country. She made a special notation of Louisiana’s work pertaining to child nutrition and … Continue reading “WIC 2018 Breastfeeding Conference “

Ochsner Kenner and Ochsner West Bank Achieve Baby-Friendly Designation!

Congratulations to Gift designated hospitals, Ocshner Medical Center Kenner and Ocshner Medical Center West Bank which recently received the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation! Jennifer Melton, BSN, RNC, IBCLC, Director of Women’s Services at Ocshner Kenner shared, “Patients report feeling better prepared for delivery and breastfeeding.” “We have also seen improvements in our exclusive breastfeeding rates for both healthy … Continue reading “Ochsner Kenner and Ochsner West Bank Achieve Baby-Friendly Designation!”

Infant Ready Emergency Feeding Kit

The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center (NOBC) recently launched the Infant Ready! Program. It includes a toolkit designed by co-founders, Latona Giwa and Nikki Greenaway, for families and communities to become better prepared to feed infants safely in emergencies from hurricanes to homelessness. The Infant Ready Emergency Feeding Kit will be distributed to pregnant and parenting … Continue reading “Infant Ready Emergency Feeding Kit”