We have a lot to celebrate during this National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Nationally, the number of births at Baby Friendly facilities has gone from 7.8% in 2014 to 18.3% in 2016, with a large amount of those gains being in the Southeastern United States,
Massachusetts General Hospital became the state’s eighth and largest Baby-Friendly Hospital on November 25. With about 3,700 births per year, this puts the percentage of infants born in Baby-Friendly facilities in Massachusetts up to 12.8%
Holyoke Medical Center has earned the prestigious international Baby-Friendly Hospital designation this month, becoming Massachusetts’ seventh Baby-Friendly facility.
(Atlanta, GA and Weston, MA) —ROSE and the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition have launched an exciting social marketing campaign aimed at normalizing breastfeeding in public among African American women. Continue reading