Memorial Hospital has always been Baby-Friendly, and now it’s official!
Memorial Hospital earned the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. Delivering at a Baby-Friendly Hospital ensures that moms will be making an educated decision regarding feeding choice and then be supported in that decision. Moms delivering at a Baby-Friendly Hospital feel more confident in caring for their babies and develop a stronger bond with their babies, whether they are breastfeeding or not.
Like other Baby-Friendly hospitals around the world, we understand the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of the mother and child, and we want the highest quality of life for new and growing families across Michiana. Memorial Hospital and its caregiving team offer breastfeeding moms the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully start and continue breastfeeding their babies.
Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby
Breastfeeding is a natural extension after pregnancy and is important for the continued growth and development of the baby. Scientific research shows breastfeeding moms and their babies are protected from several diseases. In fact, the benefits of breastfeeding last a lifetime.
What Baby-Friendly means for you
Delivering at a Baby-Friendly Hospital:
• Instills confidence in parents
• Promotes bonding between parents and baby
• Supports research and evidence that offers better outcomes for babies
Baby-Friendly is for everyone
All moms receive an exceptional level of care and support at Memorial. We encourage all moms to engage in skin-to-skin care with their baby as well as rooming in, where mothers and infants remain together 24 hours a day. Additionally, we provide educational resources – from prenatal classes to support groups after delivery – to help moms provide their babies the very best start in life.
To learn more about Baby-Friendly and how it can benefit you for your next pregnancy, call 574-647-3475. You can also find more Baby-Friendly information on the Baby-Friendly USA website.
- Special Care Obstetrics
Our unit provides expert care to women experiencing complications during their pregnancies. Physicians of Memorial Maternal Fetal Medicine provide hospital-based care and around-the-clock obstetrical consultation and referral.Read More...
- Mother/Baby Care Center
After spending time in the birthing suite, you and your child will be transferred to our Mother/Baby Unit, where families develop skills in baby care, guided by trained nurses and staff. Babies will also receive a physical assessment while in this unit.Read More...