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Baby-Friendly Hospital

Hospitals and birthing centers with the Baby-Friendly designation are prepared to help you and your new baby get off to the best start.

Erlanger Baroness Hospital and Erlanger East Hospital have demonstrated that we have policies and care practices that meet the gold standard for mother/baby care practices related to breastfeeding. Our staff are trained regarding the care of breastfeeding mothers and babies. Babies stay close to their mothers right after birth so that they can breastfeed as soon as they are ready. Policies allow healthy babies and their mothers room in (to stay together day and night) so they have the best chance to get to know each other.

Being together gives parents more opportunities to learn about normal baby behavior knowing that knowledgeable staff can answer their questions about their baby and breastfeeding. From those jerky baby movements, to uneven breathing patterns when trying to breastfeed—staff is readily available to talk about what you should expect from your new baby.

Baby-Friendly birthing sites do not distribute samples from formula manufacturers because this practice is proven to discourage families from providing only mother’s milk to their new babies. Baby-Friendly staff will carefully assess your baby’s feeding so that any early problems can be taken care of quickly. Staff will assist you in breastfeeding so that you feel more confident. Furthermore, if breastfeeding worries arise after you and your baby go home, the Baby-Friendly hospital has staff who can help you solve feeding problems.

The following video covers our journey to Baby-Friendly designation


Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States. LEARN MORE


Maternity Resources

eLearning Breastfeeding Education

eLearning Childbirth Education

Best Fed Beginnings Educational Materials

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Related Links

Women's Services Center of Excellence

Erlanger East Hospital

Erlanger University Hospital