Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has become the first hospital in Michigan designated Baby-Friendly for their care and education of breastfeeding mothers. According to Jeanne Lewandowski, M.D., chief, Pediatrics, Beaumont, Grosse Pointe,
“Our nurses and physicians have worked persistently to achieve this prestigious, international designation. The Baby Friendly initiative demonstrates Beaumont's commitment to practices that lead to improved health outcomes for babies and mothers in our community.”
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe supports breastfeeding through The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for Hospitals as outlined by UNICEF and WHO. The Ten Steps include following a routinely communicated policy, educating expecting mothers about breastfeeding, helping initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth, and teaching women how to maintain lactation once they leave they hospital.
Congrats, Beaumont Hospital!