Contact Ideas and NIP Tips

While I was working last night I was wishing I knew everyone else's little tricks they use to keep up with everything. Here are a couple of things I do:

The Post-it.

I have a post-it note on the corner of the blue sheet for every client. It helps me see at a glance if it is time to contact them and how they are feeling about breastfeeding. I write down when their 1st and 2nd trimesters end so I know how often I should be calling them. I also put the date they are 37 weeks along if I know the client wants to breastfeed - especially if it is a first child. This way I can remind myself to remind them to do a nipple check. As I call them, I cross out the date and write down when I need to contact them again. The mark in the bottom corner lets me know what they are thinking about breastfeeding. I put an 'o' for wanting to breastfeed, an 'x' for not wanting to breastfeed or a '?' for undecided.

The Calling Card & Class Sticker

Every time I mail off a note or some breastfeeding information I attach a calling card with my phone number and email address in hopes that they will hang on to the card. I use address labels with the date of our next class on them if the client will still be pregnant at that point. If not, I use cute stickers from noodle soup.

I made a flier with tips for nursing in public and now that I've figured out how to share PDF files, I'll post it here:

NIP tips - front

NIP tips - back

let me know if you have any tips to add!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Wow, these are really great ideas! I'm a new WIC breastfeeding counselor, and I've been scratching my head trying to figure out how to stay organized with calling my moms. This is really helpful. Thanks!