History of RSB Development
RSB was developed and edited by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants at CGBI and N.C. Women’s Hospital. Much of the content was compiled by students enrolled in the 2010-2011 CGBI Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative. CGBI associates developed and led a Train the Trainer (TOT) for the Women’s Health Information Center Director as well as the staff and volunteers at the Center. The TOT covered basic information about evidence-based maternity care practices, in-depth discussions about newborn care and breastfeeding, as well as the Teaching Aid materials. Following the TOT, CGBI and the Women’s Health Information Center conducted pilot sessions with both English and Spanish-speaking patients.
The Ready, Set, BABY curriculum has been revised after a 2013 Evaluation and a 2015 pilot study, both described in the following tab.
Evaluation Project 2013
An evaluation of RSB implementation was conducted to inform improvements to the content of the materials and logistics of the program, and to assess mothers’ experience with regard to satisfaction, knowledge improvement, convenience and perceived effectiveness.
Click here to read the details of the initial evaluation survey.
Based on this evaluation and internal research, the RSB materials were revised and redesigned to expand content and include an educator flipchart to assist the delivery of the content.
2014-2015 Pilot of Revised RSB Materials (New Format and Enhanced Content)
CGBI collaborated with 7 obstetric clinics in the US to pilot the revised RSB materials, including the educator flip-chart. Data were positive, and have been shared across the US at breastfeeding conferences and meetings. The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior published a short “GEM” (Great Educational Material) featuring Ready, Set, BABY in their Special Supplemental Issue on WIC in July of 2017. A more detailed publication of the results is available in the Sept 2018 issue of BIRTH. Click the Related Publications tab for links to these publications.