From the Classroom to the Real World: A Field Trip to a Baby-Friendly Hospital
In March, Dr. Young and the first cohort of students in her class “Ecology of Infant Feeding: A global perspective on the best ways to feed babies” visited Advocate Trinity Hospital, a facility that has the esteemed distinction of being the first baby-friendly hospital in Chicago. While touring the labor and delivery rooms, recovery suites, and nursery, students were guided by clinicians and hospital staff. These health professionals showcased some of the WHO-advocated practices that earned them the title of being baby-friendly: educating mothers about best breastfeeding practices, supporting the unique needs of both mothers and children, creating an environment that promotes ideal breastfeeding behavior. We were delighted by the opportunity and thankful for the staff who taught us so much.
To read more about the field trip, check out the full article here.