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BMH Promotes Free Child Car Seat Inspection Service

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 14-20, 2014, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is promoting a child car seat inspection service offered free by the State of Vermont to parents and caregivers. “With a new baby comes a lot of planning and preparation to welcome your new little one into your life,” says […]

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breastfeeding week

BMH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, the Windham County Breastfeeding Coalition, and the BMH Ten-Step Committee to Empower Mothers and Nurture Babies are joining forces to celebrate the 2014 World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August. This year’s theme, as established by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal […]

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Golden Hour

BMH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with official launch of “The Golden Hour”

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced its Birthing Center will institute a “Golden Hour” for all healthy newborn babies and their parents. The start of the new policy is set to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week, which runs Thursday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 7. In maternity care, the Golden Hour is defined as the first […]

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BMH New Moms Network Announces Programs for May and June

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center announced the May and June program schedule for its New Moms Network, which meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the BMH Exercise Room. Chris Ellis, RD, presents “Starting Solids: Making Your Own Baby Food” on May 15. Ellis is a staff nutritionist at the Brattleboro Food […]

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New Moms Network March Schedule

Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in March start on March 6th with “Exercising with your Baby” presented by Dawn Kersula, RN, IBCLC. The program on Wednesday, March 13th is called “Babyscapes”. This will be presented by Anne Bedichek Braden. Make sure to bring your camera. We are going to be playing and […]

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BMH Birthing Center Gets High Marks for Infant Nutrition

BMH Birthing Center Gets High Marks for Infant Nutrition New survey results published by Centers for Disease Control shows that the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center compares favorably to hospitals of similar size both statewide and nationally. BMH scored an 88 out of a possible 100 on the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care […]

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BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding

BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is one of 10 Vermont hospitals taking part in a project to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates, prevent childhood obesity and promote lifelong health. Organized by the Vermont Department of Health’s division of Maternal and Child Health’s Nutrition program for Women, Infants and […]

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New Moms Network August Schedule

New Moms Network August Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in August starts with a Breastfeeding Celebration on Wednesday, August 1. Come get a sneak peek at ‘Nursing is Normal in Brattleboro 2012’. The program on Wednesday, August 8th is called “Getting the Lead Out” presented by Michelle Pong of Parks Place […]

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BMH Birthing Center Honored for Child Abuse Prevention Education

BMH Birthing Center Honored for Child Abuse Prevention Education Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) presented an plaque to nurses in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center during a Wednesday, April 18 luncheon, recognizing their efforts in educating new parents about infant crying and the dangers of shaking. The plaque was presented by Lisa Keller, Director of […]

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Debbie Kitzmiller, Aimee Creelman, Kristin Anderson

Area Nurses to Volunteer in Nicaraguan Hospital

Area Nurses to Volunteer in Nicaraguan Hospital Aimee Creelman, Kristin Anderson, and Debbie Kitzmiller from the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center will be traveling to Nicaragua in March on a volunteer mission to raise awareness about lactation and other issues related to labor, delivery and newborn care. The group will spend one week in Leon, […]

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