Ohio Hospital Newswire


Oct. 1 Deadline Approaching for Next Round of First Steps Recognition




Applications for the next round of recognition through the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program are due Oct. 1. Maternity centers in Ohio that are taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization are encouraged to apply. Through the program, hospitals earn one star for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization and Baby-Friendly USA.
Hospitals can earn a total of five stars as a part of this effort. The initiative encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time, along with the option to select which steps — some or all — to adopt.
Hospitals are also encouraged to download the new OHA breastfeeding and safe sleep flier to promote the ABCs of safe sleep.
To learn more and submit an application, visit  
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