Forrest General Hospital named the first Baby-Friendly hospital in Mississippi

Published January 2, 2016 in the Hattiesburg American

Forrest General Hospital received international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility as of December 2015.

Forrest General is the first hospital in Mississippi to achieve this by meeting the criteria set forth by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., responsible for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. This criterion is designed to set the standards for the best possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting, ensuring high quality care.

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