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I went to the BantheBag.org and I saw that the hospital in my town has banned the bag.
I had DD2 had the hospital here and I didn't even notice that the bag was "missing". However, different story when I went to the ped. for DD2 check-up. I told the nurse we were having some issues with BF and she told me to hold on, walked out of the room and came back with one of those bags. I just took it and gave her a funny look. She must ahve figured that since I was having some issues I better have a free can as back up. Looks like we may need help with the dxs here.
 

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Originally Posted by Jazzmin
I told the nurse we were having some issues with BF and she told me to hold on, walked out of the room and came back with one of those bags.
 

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have the url handy? i tried the name you have above, as well as .com, and nothign came up.
 

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i was missing the s in bagS
 

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WOW- there isn't a single hospital in NC that is bag-free

still none in sc either, i knew there were no hosp that were baby friendly already though...
 

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None in Iowa either
 

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If you know much about Anaconda, MT - it's dang cool that they're not only bag-free, but also listed as one of the few Baby-Friendly hospitals in the USA. I think that their hospital is the only one in town, too. I wonder what the bf rate is in Anaconda specifically as a result of this change? Hopefully it's a bit higher than the rest of the state, and increasing.


Has anyone worked to get their hospital to become bag-free and/or Baby Friendly (and succeeded)? The Birth classes at our hospital were actually very pro-ncb, pro-bf (brought an LC in to talk about it and probably half the class was bf information, and EVERYONE had to practice bf a dolly, not just those who were "planning" to bf - which I thought was a great normalization of bf exercise) .... From what I hear on other boards and here, our hospital was far more bf-informed and bf-friendly than many hospitals - but we did, of course, get the BAG when we left.
 

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There are alot in Cal., but no local-to-me ones. I delivered over in Redding, though, and I got a bag, but no formula samples, so that's something!
 

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Michigan has none either... although I was happy that the hospital where I had DS, they knew I was BF and did not offer any formula, bags, or pacifiers at all. And their LC's were really helpful. I did not even have to remind them!
 

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Three hospitals in IN are on the list! Okay, so it's 2 in Indy and then Bloomington, but still, I'm so proud!
about PDX not getting on the list.
 

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Interesting, the hospital Owen was born in is not on the list but I was not offered a bag. In fact, I had access to great Lactation Consultants and a free "Moms Line" for bf help when I got out. I wonder why they're not on the list...
 

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Michigan has none either... although I was happy that the hospital where I had DS, they knew I was BF and did not offer any formula, bags, or pacifiers at all. And their LC's were really helpful. I did not even have to remind them!
same here! when i had ds#1 the lc wanted me to feed him an ounce of sugar water to hold him over until we got him to latch on right.
 
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