SJEH Observes World Breastfeeding Week
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.