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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.

How One Hospital Increased Breastfeeding Exclusivity from 2% to 30%

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, located in Bogalusa, Louisiana, recently became the 8th birthing facility in the state to receive The Gift Shining Star designation. The hospital had extraordinary success in improving breastfeeding rates among patients.  In 2014, chart audits revealed that only 1 out of 54 (2%) patients exclusively breastfed. The hospital began working … Continue reading “How One Hospital Increased Breastfeeding Exclusivity from 2% to 30%”

Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partnership

Perinatal mental health problems impact 1 in 7 women and can affect any woman during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partnership (LAMHPP) provides real-time psychiatric and resource consultations for licensed healthcare clinicians who serve pregnant and postpartum women and their families to help identify and address this health issue. The … Continue reading “Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partnership”

Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding

As more states legalize the sale of marijuana and its components, there is concern for how they might impact fetal and neonatal health. A recent article released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states it strongly advises not to use cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while … Continue reading “Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding”

NEW! 2019 Breastfeeding Data

The latest breastfeeding rates are now available from the CDC’s National Immunization Survey (NIS) and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The most recent NIS data indicate that breastfeeding initiation rates in Louisiana continue to rise from 67.0% to 70.1% among babies born in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Rates for 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding also … Continue reading “NEW! 2019 Breastfeeding Data”

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