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First Steps Breastfeeding

Many leading health organizations agree that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continued exposure to breast milk for at least the first 12 months is associated with improved infant health and a reduction in infant mortality.

The Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health are proud to offer the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies breastfeeding recognition program. The purpose of this program is to recognize maternity centers in Ohio that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organizations.

The program offers a number of opportunities for learning and networking in support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.