Becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital.
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Hospitals are awarded the Baby-Friendly designation only after a rigorous, independent evaluation. As Logansport Memorial Hospital works toward this, you now have one more reason to place your trust and confidence in choosing us to care for you and your baby.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), also known as Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI), is a worldwide program of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The 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.
A maternity facility can be designated "baby friendly" when it does not accept free or low-cost breast milk substitutes, feeding bottles, or pacifiers, and has implemented 10 specific steps to support successful breastfeeding.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative is recognized as the gold standard of evidence-based maternity care in the United States. Working toward this prestigious distinction will position Logansport Memorial Hospital among the best in maternity care providers across the country. To learn more about this initiative and what steps we are taking as we pursue it, visit this website: www.babyfriendlyusa.org.
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