BID Plymouth is 13th Baby-Friendly Facility
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.
CDC data for 2014 births (most recent available) shows initiation rates in Massachusetts are 89.2%, with any breastfeeding at 6 months at 43%. Exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months was 52.8% and at 6 months was 29.6%.
Percentage of births in Baby-Friendly facilities per 2013 births. Percentage in 2018 with 2015 births is 18.1%
|Hospital||Year designated||Year Redesignated||2015 births||2013 births|
|Boston Medical Center||1998||2014-19||2481||2,524|
|Cambridge Birth Center||2009||2014-19||115||140|