Canada gets another baby-friendly hospital
By MELANIE CALLAHAN Star Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
"The breastfeeding coalition here hopes to make the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital one of only three hospitals in Canada to receive the Baby Friendly distinction.
Becoming Baby Friendly is not something that happens overnight, said Sylvia Patey, a registered nurse, midwife and lactation specialist.
Patey has been working with public health nurses, dentists, resource mothers, pediatricians and doctors to help increase the awareness of breastfeeding in this region for many years. It all began in 1991, when world leaders and members of the World Health Organization and UNICEF looked at ways to increase world health. It was acknowledged that breastfeeding rates across the world were very low, said Patey..."