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Special Delivery 2013

Marshall Medical Center closing in on key designation

By From page SPD4 | February 25, 2013

In the hospital world, the term “Baby Friendly” has a specific meaning. It doesn’t just mean the obvious— that hospitals seek to provide a safe, friendly environment to welcome new lives into the world. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care in support of infant feeding. This focus on breastfeeding and mother baby contact is proven to improve health outcomes for babies.

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