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Baby-Friendly® Designation

Proud to Be Baby-Friendly®

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Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Family Birth Center is recognized as a birth facility that offers exceptional care for breastfeeding moms and their babies. This designation awarded by Baby-Friendly USA, represents the highest accreditation for birth centers. As a Baby-Friendly facility, we are committed to providing care based on the American Academy Pediatrics (AAP)-endorsed steps to successful breastfeeding.

Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., is the U.S. authority for the implementation 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. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

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