Writing Your Hospital About Your Baby’s Feeding Complications

Every year, thousands of infants in every country are hospitalized for complications due to underfeeding from exclusive breastfeeding including dehydration, hypoglycemia and excessive jaundice. Many families leave these experiences traumatized and some babies are irreversibly injured. The only way hospitals will know to make their infant feeding policies safer is through patients raising awareness. If your child experienced a feeding complication, please consider writing your hospital’s CEO and your health insurance company. Here is a letter template to help you get the process started. The more detail you are able to provide the better.  For more information on how to gather information about your child’s hospital course and the possibility of injury, please write christie@fedisbest.org.

Write Your Hospital

For access to the Google Docs Version, go here.

Provided by Grace Baldomar Delos Santos whose son developed jaundice and dehydration from insufficient feeding due to exclusive breastfeeding. She was not told about the higher risk of jaundice from exclusive breastfeeding nor the risk to her child’s brain.