Baby-Friendly USA recently announced that Merit Health River Oaks has received international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility.
Albany, N.Y.-based Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
Currently, there are 539 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.
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