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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 Redesignated|
|Boston Medical Center||1998||2014-19|
|Cambridge Birth Center||2009||2014-19|
|Brigham and Women’s||2019|
Thank you to all individuals making it possible for almost 40% of babies in MA to be born in Baby Friendly Hospitals!