Public Health New Mexico: Baby-Friendly Hospitals In N.M.

There are 30 hospital facilities with maternity care units across the state. Eight have been deemed baby-friendly, and four of those are part of Indian Health Services. “That’s a designation that shows a huge commitment and takes years to achieve—huge culture shift within the hospital systems,” says Erin Marshall, baby-friendly hospital project director with the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force.

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