Dr. Jerome H. Rosenstein

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Please read the Press and Sun Guest Viewpoint article by Christie Finch, Director of Perinatal Services for the Mothers & Babies Perinatal Services regarding our breast feeding support to our patients!

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The people who work behind the scenes to make our lives easier often go unrecognized. We would like to bring some of this work to the attention of the public and say “thank you” to those providers who work to support mothers and their families in their breastfeeding efforts.

The office of Dr. Jerome Rosenstein recently adopted a breastfeeding office policy to ensure that all of his obstetric patients who intend to breastfeed would receive the support and education necessary to reach their goals. “Supporting mothers in their breastfeeding efforts just makes sense,” he said.

Breastfeeding, especially exclusive breastfeeding, has been shown to reduce the risk of asthma, gastroenteritis, obesity, respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease and multiple other conditions, which is why the office has enacted measures to ensure a support system is firmly in place.

In addition to one-on-one education, Dr. Rosenstein provides written educational materials during every trimester of pregnancy to ensure that all of his patients receive appropriate, easy-to-access information for any of their breastfeeding questions. The support doesn’t end there.

This past fall, the office also supported a member of its medical team to become a certified lactation counselor, which is a weeklong certification process providing the knowledge base necessary to help women through the breastfeeding process and answer any questions they might have.

“We know that almost 70 percent of our patients want to breastfeed. We need to do our part to make sure that they have the right support in place to make that goal a reality,” said Dr. Rosenstein. “If a woman tells me that she has no interest in breastfeeding, despite the health benefits, I may not be able to change her mind. But if a woman tells me that she wants to breastfeed but doesn’t have good information or support, that is something I can help with.”

An office policy may seem like just a formality, but if you are a woman that has ever had trouble with breastfeeding, has had a question and not known where to turn, or has not gotten good information, a practice that is committed to providing accurate information during your visits can mean the difference between reaching your goals and giving up.

Dr. Rosenstein indicates that a policy does not create extra work. “Honestly, most of us (physicians) are doing it anyway. We are providing information and making sure that women are well educated about all aspects of pregnancy and becoming a new mother, including breastfeeding. Having a policy in place only serves to strengthen that commitment.”

Thank you, Dr. Rosenstein, for making breastfeeding support a priority in your practice.

Christie Finch is director of perinatal services for the Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network.