UAMS Receives International Recognition As Baby Friendly

UAMS Medical Center is the only hospital in central Arkansas to have received international recognition as “baby friendly” for its policies and procedures encouraging new mothers to breastfeed as a healthier way to feed their babies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative in 1991 as a global program to assist hospitals in giving all mothers the information, confidence and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) delivers more than 3,000 babies a year. To achieve the baby-friendly designation, UAMS completed rigorous requirements in each of four phases and passed an on-site assessment.     MORE

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