Do your unit require CLC? Are you certified? Do you recommend CLC for a new nurse in L&D?
Purpose of RNC? More pay? what does the test consist of?
Jul 27, '11
by klone, BSN, RN
I've never heard about incentives for hospitals with higher breastfeeding rates. But I don't think it's absurd - breastfeeding is a public health issue, and it makes sense to encourage hospitals to encourage patients to breastfeed. It's not simply one choice out of several equal choices. I'm sure that if the government is involved, it's not to "tell someone how to feed their baby" but rather to provide education, and perhaps incentives, to choose to breastfeed.
Then there is the "Baby Friendly Hospital" designation, and the primary thrust of that is increasing breastfeeding rates. I don't know that there is governmental money in that, but it's certainly a nice designation to have.
Last edit by klone on Jul 27, '11