NICHQ, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading a nationwide effort in close partnership with Baby-Friendly USA to help hospitals improve maternity care and increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the United States. 89 hospitals have been recruited from across the country to participate in a 22-month learning collaborative to make system-level changes to maternity care practices in pursuit of Baby-Friendly designation.
Working Toward Baby-Friendly: Improving Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals
- The word is spreading about Best Fed Beginnings! Check out the Newsroom to view the local and national press about the project.
- Best Fed Beginnings has concluded a successful recruitment process. Click here to read our press release. Click here to see a list of the selected hospitals. Thanks to all the hospitals who applied!
- Progress in Increasing Breastfeeding and Reducing Racial/Ethnic Differences (United States, 2000–2008 Births) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Breastfeeding Report Card Indicators 2012 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The US Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
- Best Fed Beginnings FAQ (PDF)
- Project Summary (PDF)
- Read articles about Boston Medical Center's journey to Baby-Friendly status.
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