Logansport Memorial Hospital is proud to be officially designated as Baby-Friendly by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. This prestigious distinction makes Logansport Memorial Hospital one of the best maternity care providers in the country.

The Baby-Friendly Initiative is a global effort for improving the role of maternity services to enable mothers to breastfeed babies for the best start in life. It aims at improving the care of pregnant women, mothers, and newborns at health facilities that provide maternity services for protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.

Hospitals and birth centers are designated “Baby-Friendly” only after they have gone through rigorous, independent evaluation. They must support mothers who want to breastfeed and agree not to accept free or low-cost breast milk substitutes, feeding bottles, or pacifiers.

Healthier mothers, healthier babies

What you can expect from us

We’ve enhanced the childbirth experience at Logansport Memorial Hospital to ensure babies get the best start in life. Beyond providing essential breastfeeding support to all mothers, Logansport Memorial Hospital also practices:

Rooming-in

Your newborn will stay with you during your entire hospital stay. The rooming-in process makes bonding easier and helps you learn and feel more in tune with your infant’s feeding cues and signals for other needs.

Treatment room

As part of the rooming-in process at a Baby-Friendly hospital, most of your new baby’s wellness checks and doctor’s visits will happen in your room as well. Baby-Friendly hospitals have a dedicated treatment room if your newborn has health concerns or special needs that require more comprehensive attention from the doctor.

Skin-to-skin

At Baby-Friendly hospitals, as a new mom, your baby will be placed directly on your chest immediately after giving birth. This immediate skin-to-skin contact has many perks, including health benefits such as improved heart and lung function, better blood sugar regulation, and the transfer of good bacteria. It also helps initiate breastfeeding more quickly, reduces crying, relieves pain, and calms and further nurtures your bonding with baby.

Skin-to-skin contact is facilitated when possible during every birth experience at Logansport Memorial Hospital, including for routine vaginal deliveries, as well as for a planned or more emergent C-sections.

The “golden hour”

The “golden hour” is the name given to the period of time—usually at least one hour long—to spend together with your baby and partner shortly after birth, for undisturbed bonding before family members are allowed to come to your room and meet your newborn.


Provider education

All team members in the obstetrics unit at our Baby-Friendly hospital—from nurses to OB/GYNs and pediatricians—have completed special training in breastfeeding education so that they can offer better support after your delivery.

Download our prenatal class schedule

See the difference for yourself

Visit our Baby-Friendly hospital and learn more about what you can expect during your stay.

Call (574) 753-1395 to schedule a personal tour

Support for successful breastfeeding

Logansport Memorial Hospital upholds the Baby-Friendly initiative’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding:

  1. Communicate a written breastfeeding policy routinely to all healthcare staff
  2. Train for all healthcare staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy
  3. Inform for all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding
  4. Help all mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth
  5. Show all mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation even if they are separated from their infants
  6. Give infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated
  7. Practice “rooming in” by allowing mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day
  8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand
  9. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants
  10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and referring mothers to them on discharge from the Family Birth Center 

While breastfeeding provides many benefits for you and your baby, choosing whether or not to do so is your choice. 

At Logansport Memorial Hospital, we will provide all the support you need to get started with breastfeeding, including having certified lactation consultants available to provide information and answer your questions.

Is breastfeeding right for you?