Columbus Regional Health has been recertified as a baby-friendly facility. That means the facility offers the optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
The hospital first received the rating in 2014. The designation is given after an on-site survey looking at things like programs that support bonding between babies and parents, education on feeding practices and baby care and on the hospital following a process to support lifetime health benefits.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
There will be a celebration of the certification from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, August 26th in the Kroot Auditorium at CRH. August is World Breastfeeding Month.