2011-08-19 / Community

SJEH Observes World Breastfeeding Week


At St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Karen Torres, pictured with her newborn, Karin, was the recipient of the World Breastfeeding Week Raffle basket. The basket was filled with breastfeeding support items, such as a portable breast pump, relaxation CD, books and more. At St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Karen Torres, pictured with her newborn, Karin, was the recipient of the World Breastfeeding Week Raffle basket. The basket was filled with breastfeeding support items, such as a portable breast pump, relaxation CD, books and more. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital observed World Breastfeeding Week with an informational display about the importance of breastfeeding, during the first of August. They also raffled off a basket filled with breastfeeding items. The lucky recipient, pictured here, was new mother and Far Rockaway resident Karen Torres with her basket and her newborn in her arms. Young Karin weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces on August 9, 2011.

Torres also commented that she was enjoying the St. John’s latest maternity offering, the Mother/Baby unit. In the Mother/Baby unit, both mother and newborn room together and are cared for by the same staff, which allows for greater continuity of care, better bonding and opportunities for the mother to learn about her new infant, ask questions of the primary nurse. The new unit also encourages and supports breastfeeding.



The implementation and training for the new Mother/Baby unit at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital was spearheaded by (from left to right): back row, Naasira Salahuddin, RN, Nursing Administrative Supervisor; Nora Cartagena, RN, Nurse Manager, Mother/Baby Unit; and Arlette Bustamente, Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery and Pediatrics; seated, Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services. The implementation and training for the new Mother/Baby unit at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital was spearheaded by (from left to right): back row, Naasira Salahuddin, RN, Nursing Administrative Supervisor; Nora Cartagena, RN, Nurse Manager, Mother/Baby Unit; and Arlette Bustamente, Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery and Pediatrics; seated, Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.

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