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Rosebud facility named first Baby-Friendly hospital

 

Last updated 1/19/2013 at 1:32pm

MISSION, SD—The Rosebud IHS Service Unit has achieved designation as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, which makes it the first hospital to achieve this designation in the Indian Health Service and in the state of South Dakota. This prestigious award is given to facilities that practice the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Research shows that following the Ten Steps increases exclusive breastfeeding, and this helps to reduce obesity and diabetes in the population.

Co-administered by the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the Baby-F...



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