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Baby-Friendly Hospitals

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation.

Click here to go to the Baby-Friendly website.

Baby-Friendly Hospitals in Indiana

Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Indiana 

Community Hospital Anderson, Anderson, Indiana

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana

IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana

IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Indiana

IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children, Evansville, Indiana

The Women's Hospital, Newburgh, Indiana


These toolkits were originally distributed at the annual Perinatal Hospital Summits in 2010 and 2011, and are packed with valuable resources and information for hospital staff, healthcare providers and patients.

Breastfeeding Resources (Perinatal Hospital Summit 2011)

Breastfeeding and mPINC (Perinatal Hospital Summit 2010)

Maternity Care Practices in Infant Nutrition Care (mPINC)

Indiana Results, 2013 mPINC Survey

Perinatal Hospital Summit CDC mPINC presentation

Formula Discharge Bags

Public Citizen - Hospital CEO Letter

Public Citizen - Fact Sheet: Infant Formula Marketing in Healthcare Facilities

World Health Organization (WHO) Code

Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in the USA: What is the Role of State Breastfeeding Coalitions?

Presentation Audio (File may take a few minutes to download)

Contact Us

Indiana Perinatal Network
1991 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Phone: 866.338.0825
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