May 27th, 2014

JMH Stops Giving Out Formula Samples In An Effort To Promote Breastfeeding

By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ
CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) Ė Expectant South Florida mothers will see a change after their baby is born in the way they are feed.  In a global initiative launched by the World Health Organization and UNICEF to encourage breastfeeding Jackson Health and other South Florida hospitals are working towards being baby friendly designated but before that happens some changes are being made.

Jackson Health System, inside goody bags sent home with new mothers, is giving out information which includes material on support groups, where to find breast pumps and how to collect and store breast milk, according to CBS4ís news partner, the Miami Herald.
The hospitalís actions is part of the hospitalís effort to achieve the Baby Friendly designation, a global standard of care program launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage breastfeeding and recognize birthing centers and hospitals that offer support for breastfeeding, the paper reports.

Read More: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/27/jmh-stops-giving-out-formula-samples-in-an-effort-to-promote-breastfeeding/

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