In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HSHS continues to add to our staffing float pool to ensure we are prepared and ready to treat a potential surge in patients with COVID-19. As a member of the Staffing Float Pool Team, you will provide ad hoc assistance in a clinical capacity as needed at your designated HSHS facility. We’re looking for the following temporary – per diem/PRN positions: RNs and CNAs

Mother-Baby Bonding

 

To help you and your baby to bond, it is encouraged you stay together 24 hours a day. This is called “rooming in” and it has been proven to better prepare you to care for your newborn when you return home.

When baby stays in your room, you will have the opportunity to learn more about him or her and recognize things like feeding cues while hospital staff is around to guide you through those first few nights.    

Studies show that mothers get the same amount and quality of sleep when their babies room in as when they are out of the room.

Skin-to-Skin Contact

 

After baby is born, your care provider will place him or her belly-down directly on your chest. This is called skin-to-skin contact. Your nurse will be there with a warm blanket to cover you and your baby.
 
Quiet time is encouraged during this first hour as this is the time for mom or dad to hold the baby skin-to-skin providing benefits such as:
 

  • Positive impact on bonding

  • Reduced perception of pain

  • Reduced incidence of postpartum depression

  • Triggers feeding reflexes and increases breastfeeding success

  • Smooth transition for baby to life outside the womb

  • Increased calmness and reduced crying

Milk Depot and Dispensary

 

We're proud to offer a local milk depot and dispensary in Green Bay. As the only dispensary in Northeast Wisconsin, and the third dispensary in the state, we’re part of a network of breast milk dispensaries dedicated to increasing access to donor milk throughout our communities – so you can safely donate and buy local breast milk from an accredited milk bank.
 
We partner with Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes to ensure the safety of pasteurized breast milk through screening, processing, and dispensing guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).

For Moms at HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals

 

If during your hospital stay at HSHS St. Vincent or St. Mary’s Hospitals you are unable to breastfeed but would like to offer your newborn donor milk, or if your newborn or premature newborn has special needs and is unable to receive your milk, we have the resources on site to safely provide your baby with breast milk from a milk bank.

For the Public

 

Donate Milk

How to Donate Milk to the Depot
If you have extra breast milk and you’re interested in donating your milk or just want to learn more, visit www.milkbankwgl.org/donate-milk to find out where and how to safely donate your breast milk.

Order Milk

How to Order Milk from the Dispensary
If you have gone through surrogacy or adoption, or have low milk supply, and you’re interested in buying breast milk from a milk bank, call the Women and Infants Center at (920) 433-8200. We’ll walk you through the process of how and where to get breast milk. To order breast milk and to learn more, visit www.milkbankwgl.org/for-milk-recipients.

The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

 

By using the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, we give mothers the information, confidence, and skills they need to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding or formula-feed safely.

  • Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.

  • Train all health care staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy.

  • Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

  • Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.

  • Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.

  • Give infants no food or drink other than breast-milk, unless medically indicated.

  • Practice rooming in - allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.

  • Encourage breastfeeding on demand.

  • Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.

  • Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.