In spring, some are privileged to live in a place where the weather patterns and daylight change throughout the year.
The changing seasons with their delightful, varied scenery may have an invigorating effect on many people. Enthusiasm; is kick-started from the very outset of the process of transition.
In my setting, summer cues in with the desire to walk on warm sand by the riverside; The comfort of woolen sweaters, warm soup, and orange-colored landscapes foreshadow autumn (my favorite); Winter comes with the calmness of kindling fire in a cast-iron stove and a thick blanket of snow. It departs with the disappearance of the last little heap of snow in the shady part of the garden; making way for the happy chirping of birds and the peaking of green sprouts—Spring then blossoms like a flower. The beginning of spring often leads to an upsurge in interest in initiating or pursuing projects.
The reason why the introduction portrays the seasonal cycle is because of this year’s snowfall that occurred after the first signs of spring. The intrigue ensued by people’s reactions to the snow blanket lead to thinking in the way of the BFHI/BFI implementation process.
The impact of meteorological and other conditions on an undertaking can be seen optimistically or pessimistically, according to one’s ways and points of view. One may be compelled by the circumstance to adapt in ways to carry out the project, cheeringly, in any event, at home, as in workplace environments.
At work, some say that it is helpful to conceptualize obstacles getting in the way of the journey towards improvement in maternal-/parental-infant health care practices, right from the start. As is taking the time to consider responses in ways to surmount obstacles supportively.
It is said by some that a welcoming work environment that encourages teamwork, favors adaptability in overcoming hindrance in the context of change efforts towards strengthening health care practices in the perinatal period. It is also understood to name but a few, that the provision of training and having useful tools made available, supports and maintains staff motivation to implement standards that empower women and parents; that improve outcomes for mother-/parent-infant dyads.
May the beauty of changing seasons define your journey.
Manon Campagna, IBCLC
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization. (2021). Implementation Guidance on Counselling Women to Improve Breastfeeding
World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). (2020). Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: the revised Baby-friendly Hospital initiative: 2018 implementation guidance: frequently asked questions.
World Health Organisation. (2021). GENEVA CHARTER FOR WELL-BEING https://cdn.who.int/media/docs/default-source/health-promotion/geneva-charter-4-march-2022.pdf?sfvrsn=f55dec7_21&download=true
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