Marshall seeks baby-friendly imprimatur
NEWBORN Melani Pelayo is held close by her mother Tania Valdez of Camino at Marshall hospital. Melani, born Jan. 18, spent the majority of her first hours of life "rooming in” where babies stay in the hospital room with mom to encourage skin-to-skin contact, another baby-friendly practice. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
Looking to add to their credentials, Marshall Medical Center hopes to add the designation of being a Baby-Friendly Hospital next month.
Part of a global Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, the designation recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.
In particular, the initiative focuses on providing new mothers with the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully breastfeed their babies and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.
In charge of the program at Marshall is Christine Miguelgorry, who is a ... Continue Reading