Charlton Memorial Hospital earns Baby-Friendly status

SOUTHCOAST HEALTH CEO Keith Hovan, left, congratulates the family-centered unit nurses and staff at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, which recently received recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH
FALL RIVER – Charlton Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc. The distinction is awarded to facilities that offer breastfeeding education before, during and after childbirth, and promote policies such as skin-to-skin bonding with mother and baby immediately after childbirth, as well as keeping mothers and newborns in…

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