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Illinois Now Has Seventeen Baby-Friendly Hospitals!

The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition congratulates these hospitals on achieving what is considered the Gold Standard in the world of breastfeeding----- the international designation of Baby-Friendly Hospital granted by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. This designation requires that hospitals implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago
  • HSHS St Mary’s Hospital, Decatur
  • Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, IL
  • Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL
  • Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, IL
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL/li>
  • Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • St John’s Hospital, Springfield
  • SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford, IL
  • Valley West Hospital, Sandwich, IL
  • See a listing of all Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the United States: https://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/find-facilities/designated-facilities--b...

    For more information on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org