Early morning gives an opportunity for a pleasant stroll in the neighborhood streets. Perfect tranquility.
One’s eyes are drawn to the colorful arrangement of the flowerbeds. Admired, the beauty of nature still damp with a hint of fresh dew.
The various objects piled up here and there, along the driveways, caught my eye that morning. Furniture and miscellaneous items, including a rocking chair, blend into the landscape until collected by the disposal truck.
Two expressions, used earlier, give the tonality to this writing. One is calmness, worded as perfect tranquility. And the other, the rocking chair, left at the side of the road.
To establish a conceptual link with an environment where quality programs such as Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)/Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) are perhaps being implemented.
Let’s consider the first of these terms: calm; in the sense of comfort, as in helping the mother calm her baby (1). And the second: the chair; that rocking piece of furniture, commonly used to calm babies.
Regarding this chair, some recollections come to mind:
The wooden rocking chair at the cottage: grandparents rocking together with the youngest of their many grandchildren.
The one that creaks, that is also relaxing, that invites one to enjoy a warm beverage by the fireplace, especially in autumn.
The other, swaying to the tinkling of knitting needles—in the caregivers’ lounge, in a health-care facility.
The one donated; placed in a public breastfeeding/chestfeeding/nursing area.
The inherited one, on the porch—Watching passersby as they come and go.
And the rocking chair upstairs, comfortable for humming a melody, softly to the little ones.
Finally, the one that is described in the story of a, shall we say, perinatal unit—the one for the benefit of the mother/parent-infant dyad.
It is said that having a rocking chair available to families in the obstetrical setting contributes to the well-being of mother/parent-infant dyads.
Both such an arrangement and the use of effective and respectful communication can certainly help the mother/parent to soothe their baby.
Sensitive counseling can help empower the mother/parent, especially in moments of emotion in the presence of a crying infant.
The image of the rocking chair, left for families to use, lends itself to the idea of harmonization.
May movement define your journey.
Manon Campagna, IBCLC
Inspired by : World Health Organization. (2020). Competency verification toolkit: ensuring competency of direct care providers to implement the baby-friendly hospital initiative. World Health Organization.
World Health Organization. (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 Organization. (2009). Infant and young child feeding: model chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals. World Health Organization.
Rocking chair: its use is intended as an implicit illustration of a soothing effect.
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