all hospitals are friendly or helpful in starting
breastfeeding with your baby.
Some hospitals routinely separate mother and
baby for no medical reason, give formula or
sugar water via bottles without consulting the
mother. Having a baby is hard enough, you need
a hospital friendly to you and your baby!
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a
global campaign launched by UNICEF and the World
Health Organization to support all mother's
in their right to choose breastfeeding for their
babies. To earn the "Baby Friendly Hospital"
award, the hospitals have to show that they
have adopted certain practices to support successful
Following is a list (citywise) of the Baby
Friendly hospitals in Maharashtra. If you need
more information on any of these Hospitals,
please contact a Mother Support Group Leader
closest to your area.