Women’s Hospital receives 5 Stars - N.C. Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation

The N.C. Women’s Hospital has been awarded five stars from the N.C. Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Review Committee of the N.C. Division of Public Health. Our maternity center received credit for completing all of the "10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding." Mission Hospital in Asheville is the only other five-star Breastfeeding-Friendly hospital in North Carolina.

The designation was developed to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in their organization.  A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the WHO and Baby Friendly USA.  The North Carolina initiative encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time. View all of the hospitals in North Carolina receiving Breastfeeding-Friendly designations here.

Congratulations to our staff the designation shows the commitment we have made to improve the lives of North Carolina’s citizens by implementing evidence-based practices for breastfeeding-friendly health care. 

- Melanie Edwards Dawes
Director, Women's and Children's Services

Click here to read a blog post written by Dr. Stuebe describing how the Women's Hospital helps new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.