Jackson Memorial Hospital Stops Giving Out Formula Samples In An Effort To Promote Breastfeeding

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Plenty of research shows that breastfeeding, from protecting newborns from illnesses, to boosting intelligence, is good for babies—now, to promote breastfeeding, one local hospital has stopped giving out formula samples.

Jackson Health System, inside goody bags sent home with new mothers, is giving out information which includes material on support groups, where to find breast pumps and how to collect and store breast milk, according to CBS4’s news partners the Miami Herald.

The hospital’s actions is part of the hospital’s effort to achieve the Baby Friendly designation, a global standard of care program launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage breastfeeding and recognize birthing centers and hospitals that offer support for breastfeeding, the paper reports.

Marta Galarza, the University of Miami neonatologist who fronted the designation effort, told the paper that no longer giving out formula samples, “is an important way of…

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Very Interesting.

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