Voluntary Citywide Initiative To Support Mothers Who Choose To Breastfeed Attracts Many Hospitals, Wins Support of Medical Community
A city health department encourages public and private maternity hospitals to voluntarily adopt various policies to support new mothers who choose to breastfeed exclusively. The program has attracted many participating hospitals, won broad support within the medical community, and increased the proportion of new mothers who breastfeed exclusively during their hospital stay.
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Leads to Sustained Increases in Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Whites and Minorities
Boston Medical Center adopted the Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative, a 10-step program that has led to sustained increases in the initiation of breastfeeding.
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
This site includes a variety of information and tools for hospitals and birth centers, health care providers, and parents on breastfeeding and its benefits.