Guild X donates lactation cupboard, pump for new mothers
Jan 13, 2006
||LCCH lactation nurse Paula Grieb (left) and Guild X president Georgina Robinson in front of the new lactation center in the hospital's quiet room. The ladies are holding the new hospital-grade double electrical breastpump also donated by guild members.|
“Guild X is nurturing our mothers so they can nurture their babies,” said Lake Chelan Community Hospital (LCCH) lactation nurse Paula Grieb, RN.
The guild recently donated a beautiful wood cabinet to serve as the hospital’s lactation center. The cupboard is located in the hospital’s quiet room on the second floor and is used to hold the facility’s lactation supplies.
New mothers who deliver at LCCH come to the hospital’s quiet room three days postpartum for a checkup with Grieb, who weighs the baby, assesses both mom and newborn, and helps with any breastfeeding challenges. The assessment lasts between two and three hours.
This new cabinet helps us nurture our new mothers more efficiently, said Grieb.
Eighty-four babies were delivered at LCCH's childbirth center last year. About 95% of the new mothers left the hospital planning to breastfeed, said Grieb, and about 75% of the moms had postpartum assessments, including lactation counseling.
“When we heard of the need for a lactation center at the hospital, we were glad to contribute,” said Georgina Robinson, president of Guild X. The guild sold entertainment books and used membership dues to purchase the lactation cupboard. Guild X members also donated a hospital-grade double electric breast pump that can be loaned out to new mothers.
Guild X welcomes new members. For more information, contact Robinson at 682-5216.