Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Two-hour session gives an overview of breastfeeding and how to get off to a good start. Facilitated by certified lactation consultant.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register and obtain start date, please call Childbirth Coordinator at 508-427-3712. There is no fee for this class.
Baby-Friendly® Hospital Designation by Baby-Friendly® USA – September, 2013. Good Samaritan Medical Center achieved the prestigious Baby-Friendly® Designation. This award has been granted to 167 hospitals in the United States and only six in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is implemented in the United States by Baby-Friendly® USA.
This status is granted to hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to breastfeeding support and training for its patients. Hospitals have to undergo a rigorous application process to demonstrate evidence-based maternity care, dedication of staff and physicians, resources and outcomes in breastfeeding to receive the award. This process took approximately six years to complete. Baby-Friendly® designated hospitals must demonstrate the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (i) and adhere to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (ii).