GOSHEN — Goshen Hospital announced it has achieved the international Baby-Friendly Re-Designation after a review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, an organization established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
This re-designation demonstrates Goshen Hospital’s commitment to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by WHO and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the hard work of our team members throughout the Baby-Friendly process,” said Kristi Miller, director of The Birthplace at Goshen Hospital. “Our entire organization is committed to providing the support, education and resources moms need to successfully initiate breastfeeding and continue breastfeeding when they leave our care.”