Today Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth was designated as a Baby-Friendly facility, marking the 13th such facility in the Commonwealth out of 46. Now, approximately 18.1% of births in Massachusetts occur in Baby-Friendly facilities.
Today, Signature Brockton Hospital became Massachusetts’ 12th Baby-Friendly facility. With the addition of Brockton, 17.3% of Massachusetts births now occur in Baby-Friendly facilities.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton is Massachusetts’ 11th Baby-Friendly Facility. With the addition of Cooley Dickinson, 15.9% of Massachusetts births now occur in Baby-Friendly facilities.
While the US made modest gains in breastfeeding overall, not all states benefited equally. While Massachusetts ranked fourth in breastfeeding initiation and ranked highly in all other categories, Mississippi ranked dead last in every single breastfeeding metric,