What is Baby Friendly?
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St. Catherine of Siena Hospital is a designated Baby-Friendly hospital—the first and only facility in Suffolk County by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The hospital earned the prestigious designation for the implementing of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
St. Catherine of Siena supports the many benefits of breastfeeding. As supported by WHO and UNICEF, breastfeeding offers an unmatched beginning for children. Further, providing infants with human milk gives them the most complete nutrition possible. Human milk provides the optimal mix of nutrients and antibodies necessary for babies to thrive.