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  • Domestic Violence Awareness

    Posted 10/12/2017 by csweeney
    I love the month of October, especially in New England. The leaves are beautiful, the air crisp, but hasn’t yet turned the bitter biting cold of winter, and Halloween, one of my favorite holidays is in October. But October is significant for another very important reason. It’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Breastfeeding for Partners of Breastfeeding Moms

    Posted 10/5/2017 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.

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  • Fall is Flu Season

    Posted 9/28/2017 by csweeney
    It’s that time of year again, and you may already have gotten information from your pediatrician’s office about the flu vaccine. The discussion around vaccinations is an important one to have with your pediatrician, and this blog is not a commentary on vaccinations, it’s more a discussion about trying to avoid exposure to germs when your baby seems to be a magnet that everyone wants to touch.

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  • Postpartum Breastfeeding Support Group

    Posted 9/14/2017 by csweeney
    Since 1991, The Parent Connection at BIDMC has provided families continued support after leaving our postpartum units and in the amazing and often overwhelming adjustment to parenthood. One of the most common themes that typically come as a surprise to first time parents is that breastfeeding is typically a learned experience for both mom and baby. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Car Seat Safety

    Posted 9/6/2017 by csweeney
    There are so many choices and a significant range in price when it comes to buying a car seat. It can be pretty overwhelming, and expense does not necessarily correlate with better. For many families, one baby does not mean one seat. One parent may be doing daycare drop-off in one car, and the other parent doing daycare pick-up in another car, thus requiring two seats for the same child. It can get pretty expensive Read more... Comments (0)
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.