Baby-Friendly USA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all birthing facilities in the United States become designated Baby-Friendly.
UK HealthCare is the first and only hospital in Lexington that has achieved the standard of excellence of being Baby-Friendly designated.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal
level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.
Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based, maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.
It recognizes and awards birthing facilities who successfully implement the
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
The Ten Steps to Successful
At UK HealthCare, we provide mothers and their babies the early support needed to achieve successful breastfeeding. Our staff is trained in giving all mothers the information, confidence and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or feeding
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