Hospitals and clinics help New Mexico breastfeed

Lifelong Health Begins Here

Baby-Friendly™ hospital designation, a 10-step process undertaken by hospitals and clinics worldwide, ensures that new moms have the information, confidence and skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding.

  • In 2000, the Task Force adopted an initiative to eliminate formula discharge packs, one of the 10 steps, from hospital nurseries throughout New Mexico.
  • To date, 18 out of 31 maternity care hospitals have “banned the bag” in New Mexico.
  • In 2012 the task force received funding to support a movement focused on making every maternity care hospital in NM baby friendly.

Find out how you can support new mothers:

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