Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been named a Baby-Friendly hospital by Baby-Friendly USA. The Baby-Friendly recognition acknowledges Princeton Baptist's commitment to providing an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
The hospital successfully completed an on-site assessment confirming the implementation of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative's Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Program. Studies have concluded that babies who breastfeed have lower risks for certain illnesses.
"Being named a Baby-Friendly hospital affirms our commitment to ensuring high-quality mother/baby care," said Pat Franklin, RN, BS, Manager of Women and Infants at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. "As one of only two Baby-Friendly hospitals in Birmingham, we are dedicated to providing mothers with the education and support they need."