Baby Friendly hospitals support moms and newborns

April 19, 2018

Baby Friendly hospitals do all they can to promote, support and protect breastfeeding. UCHealth has earned the Baby Friendly designation for two of its hospitals, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital and UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, and is working to bring others on board so moms and newborns get the healthiest start.

Caring for patients and families is one of the greatest privileges at UCHealth. Baby Friendly is an international program established by the World Health Organization/ UNICEF to help promote breastfeeding. UCHealth offers many breastfeeding resources including support groups, breast pump rentals, outpatient lactation consultations and individual consultations.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.