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  • Breastfeeding for Partners of Breastfeeding Moms

    Posted 9/22/2016 by csweeney
    It’s easy to understand why husbands or wives of breastfeeding moms, can sometimes feel left out when it comes to breastfeeding. There are days when it seems that the only time that baby is satisfied is when s/he is at the breast. In truth, there is a lot that partners can do to be involved in supporting breastfeeding and to enjoy the closeness of the breastfeeding experience. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Breastfeeding Support Group

    Posted 9/8/2016 by csweeney
    Since 1991, when the Parent Connection at BIDMC first began supporting families after discharge from our postpartum units, we’ve supported thousands of parents in the amazing and often overwhelming adjustment to parenthood. One of the most common themes that can be a surprise to first time parents is that breastfeeding is typically a learned experience for both mom and baby. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Have You Done Your Kegels Today

    Posted 9/1/2016 by csweeney
    Ask any woman who’s been pregnant and had a baby, and almost guaranteed, she’s heard of Kegel exercises. Ask her if she actually does these exercises and that’s a different story…” Well, maybe once or twice, if I remember in between breastfeeding marathons, and diaper changes.” The reality is that for most moms, the postpartum period is a blur of sleepless days and nights with the primary focus on just getting through the day. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Choosing Your Pediatrician

    Posted 8/25/2016 by csweeney
    There are so many things for new parents to do as they wait for the arrival of their new baby. Notifying every one of the happy news, attending doctor appointments, taking prenatal classes, gathering all of the necessary items for your home and the nursery, making preparations for care of your pets while you are at the hospital- the list is long and both exciting and overwhelming! Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important tasks on that list. Read more... Comments (0)
  • New Baby and Changing Friendships

    Posted 8/17/2016 by csweeney
    Mary was the first of her friends to have a baby. When she came home from the hospital, her friends visited, were eager to hold her son and hear about her delivery. Some even brought home cooked meals. After a couple of weeks however, it seemed like the honeymoon was over, and her friends lives continued on while Mary wasn’t quite sure what planet she was on. Read more... Comments (0)
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-0475

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Christine Sweeney is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years experience working with new moms and babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the founder and manager of the Parent Connection, a free support service offered to first time parents to support the adjustment to parenting after leaving the medical center. She is a proud mom of two sons.