Recursos En Español
- Guía de lactancia maternal: Cómo tener un excelente comienzo (PDF)
- Guía para la familia y la lactancia (PDF)
Mass General is a Baby-Friendly Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital became certified as a Baby-Friendly Hospital on November 25, 2015. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), dedicated to ensuring that all birthing hospitals and centers support new mothers as they begin to breastfeed.
At Mass General, we have implemented several programs as part of the initiative, including rooming-in, using pacifiers only for medical reasons and practicing skin-to-skin mother-baby bonding. These practices have shown to increase rates of breastfeeding.
Learn about Mass General’s efforts help all mothers meet their breastfeeding goals from Lauren Hanley, MD, IBCLC, co-chair of the Mass General Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.