Author Archives: Paula Hart, RN, BS, IBCLC, CCE

Paula Hart, OSF Saint Anthony - Center for LifePaula Hart is a certified perinatal educator at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois. She is a registered nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Paula held a national certification as a breastfeeding counselor for eight years before becoming an internationally board certified lactation counselor in 2010. She has been a maternal/child nurse in both the hospital and public health settings for most of her career and currently teaches prenatal classes at OSF Saint Anthony.

She really enjoys baking and cooking, as well as reading almost anything she can find.

What Makes a Hospital “Baby-Friendly?”

If you have heard the phrase “baby-friendly hospital,” you might have wondered if that implies there are hospitals that are not friendly toward babies. “Baby-Friendly Hospital” actually means a hospital has achieved the gold standard in maternal-child care, a designation bestowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). There […]