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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.

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”

Moving on up: Louisiana Hospitals improve maternity care practices

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that Louisiana’s national ranking for hospital implementation of maternity care practices continues to improve. The CDC’s national, biennial survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) assesses the extent to which birthing facilities are implementing evidence-based practices that are supportive of breastfeeding … Continue reading “Moving on up: Louisiana Hospitals improve maternity care practices”

Meet The Gift Staff

In 2014, The Gift expanded its team to be able to provide more technical assistance and support to hospitals to implement evidence-based maternity care practices and improve hospital-community coordination. Meet The Gift team below! Susie Amick, MSN, RN, IB-CLC, RLC, LCCE – Nurse Consultant Susie Amick is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Master of Science in Nursing … Continue reading “Meet The Gift Staff”