Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Maternity Unit
Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital
Norwood, Mass.
 Community Hospital
 500 births a year
 19 of maternity beds
 14 CLC’s on staff
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Step 9
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Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to
breastfeeding infants
Challenges
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RN’s
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MD’s
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Parents
How we did it
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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION
RN’s
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18hr. Staff training from Baby-Friendly
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Explained step # 9
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Showed the research
MD’s
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Presented at MD meetings
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Met with ob office staff and managers
Parents
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They receive the “No Pacifier” handout in
ob offices
March 1,2011
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We no longer give out pacifiers
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They are used for painful procedures
only, heel sticks, IVs, circumcisions
etc…
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RNs have to sign out pacifiers and the
reason it was used.
Also in step 9
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No artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants
We cup feed all breastfeeding infants if a
compliment (supplement) is needed.
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Pay for formula
As of April 1,2011 we purchase our formula!!!!
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Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC