Two-hour session gives an overview of breastfeeding and how to get off to a good start. Facilitated by certified lactation consultant.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register and obtain start date, please call Linda Frenette, OB Patient Liaison at 508-427-3712. There is no fee for this class.
Good Samaritan Medical Center has achieved the prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital designation by Baby-Friendly USA. This award has been granted to 167 hospitals in the United States and only six in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is implemented in the United States by Baby-Friendly USA.
This status is granted to hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to breastfeeding support and education for its patients. Hospitals have to undergo a rigorous application process to demonstrate evidence-based maternity care, dedication of staff and physicians, resources and outcomes in breastfeeding to receive the award.