SOMC Recognized by Ohio First Steps for Healthy BabiesPosted on 08/21/2019
Southern Ohio Medical Center, along with other maternity centers in Ohio, is taking steps to promote its support of successful breastfeeding.
The Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program through the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Department of Health that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in their organization. A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by the World Health Organization and Baby-Friendly USA. The initiative encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time.
To participate with the program, SOMC is providing information and hospital practices supportive of breastfeeding and the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program.