Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts’ largest maternity facility with over 6400 births per year, is now a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital.
St Luke’s Hospital and Medical Center in New Bedford is now a designated Baby Friendly hospital. With nearly 1500 births per year, Massachusetts now has 21.2% of its births in Baby-Friendly facilities and 15 Baby-Friendly facilities.
As if the Red Sox starting another World Series today at Fenway were not enough, Anna Jaques became our state’s 14th Baby Friendly Hospital. Now 19.1% of Massachusetts births occur at Baby-Friendly facilities, up from 15.9% in 2017.
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.