What Hospitals are Baby-Friendly in Mass?
|The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend a 100% scale-up of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at every facility providing maternity and newborn services.|
Why should I be interested in researching what Massachusetts Hospitals are Baby-Friendly designated?
Maternity and infant care teams at a Baby-Friendly hospital meet recommended standards to support a healthy life-start for a newborn and to optimize the care of mother and baby. These standards include things like supporting immediate mother-baby bonding and guidance with breastfeeding in both the hospital and after hospital discharge.
|Massachusetts Baby-Friendly Hospitals|
|Hospital||Year designated||Year Re-designated|
|Boston Medical Center||1998||2014-19|
|Cambridge Birth Center||2009||2014-19|
|Melrose Wakefield Hospital||2012||2017-22|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||2013|
|Holyoke Medical Center||2015|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||2015|
|Martha’s Vineyard Hospital||2016|
|Cooley Dickinson Hospital||2017|
Beth Israel Deaconess
|Anna Jaques Hospital||2018|
|St. Luke’s Hospital||2018|
|Brigham and Women’s Hospital||2019|
|Charlton Memorial Hospital||2019|
|Saint Vincent Hospital||2019|
|Thank you to all individuals making it possible for almost 40% of babies in MA to be born in Baby-Friendly Hospitals!|
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