Newborn services at Children’s Hospital provide daily care for newborn infants, thanks to our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists. Breastfeeding promotion and support are key initiatives of this area.
Greenville Health System is pleased to have two Baby Friendly designated hospitals: Greenville Memorial Hospital and Oconee Memorial Hospital.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer optimal level of care for infant feeding.
Baby-Friendly designation is a gold standard that many hospitals across the country are trying to achieve. Not only does Baby-Friendly designation promote and support breastfeeding, it also promotes and supports skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in.
Listen as Dr. Jennifer Hudson explains the process of receiving Baby-Friendly status.