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IN THE NEWS:NJ Department of Health Releases Proposed Regulations on Infant Feeding for Public Comment
The proposed regulations would ensure that hospitals provide mothers the information and assistance they need to effectively breastfeed, to feed expressed milk or to formula feed their infants and would require that hospital staff have the necessary training and skills to help mothers succeed at their chosen method of feeding, according to Ellen Maughan, IBCLC, president of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition. For more information, see http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/new_breastfeeding_guidelines_p.html
Two More NJ Hospitals Are Recognized as Baby Friendly
The NJ Breastfeeding Coalition wishes to congratulate CentraState Medical Center in Freehold and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for achieving the Baby Friendly designation.
Congratulations to the University Hospital of the University Medicine and Dentistry and Kennedy University Hospital!
Two Hospitals Become First in NJ to Receive Baby-Friendly Designation
The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition warmly congratulates South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital and Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell on their designation as New Jersey’s first two Baby-Friendly hospitals. MORE
Baby-Friendly Hospital Rap Video Released
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition collaborated to create a rap music video about evidence-based hospital maternity care practices, with support from the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition. Watch it here.