Tag - Baby-Friendly

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Third Time’s the Charm for Mother Seeking “Baby-Friendly” Experience
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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives the Distinct Honor of Being Re-Designated as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility
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World Breastfeeding Week 2015
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Little Company of Mary is now a Baby-Friendly Hospital

Third Time’s the Charm for Mother Seeking “Baby-Friendly” Experience

Prompted by a question on a Facebook post about whether her hospital was Baby-Friendly, Janet McKay replied that her first two children “were born in a non-baby friendly hospital ,” but the facility where her third child was born was “baby and mama friendly” and she “had an amazing experience.” We were intrigued, so we…

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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed

Many new mothers try breastfeeding their newborn children and recent statistics confirm this. Nationally in recent years, about 74 percent of infants were breastfed for some period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparatively, in 1999 about 68 percent of U.S. infants were ever breastfed, and in 1971 only…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives the Distinct Honor of Being Re-Designated as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) led Chicago as it proudly achieved international recognition as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, in 2012. Little Company’s renowned Family Birth Center was recently re-accredited as an elite Baby-Friendly organization. Baby-Friendly USA assists hospitals in giving all mothers the information, confidence and skills necessary to successfully initiate…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2015

The week of August 1-7, celebrates World Breastfeeding Week. Created by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), this celebratory week seeks to raise awareness and support for women’s right to breastfeed and work. This year’s theme, “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!” hopes to empower women to declare their right to breastfeed to…

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Little Company of Mary is now a Baby-Friendly Hospital

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) has received the prestigious honor of being internationally recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA. There are 150 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States and 20,000 worldwide. LCMH is the third Baby-Friendly hospital and birth center in the state of Illinois and the…

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