Illinois Now Has Seventeen Baby-Friendly Hospitals!

January 20, 2017

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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:–by-stateFor more information on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: