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,
Governor declares August 2017 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!