Ohio Hospitals Recognized by Ohio First Steps Program

First Steps for Healthy Babies, in partnership with the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, presented Maternity Care Best Practice Award 2021 Bag Free Recognition to 77 hospitals for removal of free infant formula company branded diaper bags and goods for the entirety of 2021. This annual recognition program supports hospitals in progress towards practices that align with Baby Friendly USA certification requirements, as well as the overall goal of reducing infant mortality in Ohio.

The list of currently recognized hospitals can be found at: ohiohospitals.org/ohiobagfree 

If your maternity hospital is not currently listed, and you would like to be considered, please contact Ryan Everett.