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KPBS Covers Breast-Feeding Success at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

'Baby-Friendly' hospital has highly trained staff to help new moms

A mother and infant after breast feeding success at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas whose program was covered by KPBS.

'Baby-Friendly' hospital has highly trained staff to help new moms

KPBS health care reporter Kenny Goldberg recently reported about the critical role that hospital staff members play in promoting breast-feeding of newborns.

The three-part series highlights the successes being achieved at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, where 91 percent of new moms exclusively breast-feed their babies. Scripps Encinitas is the first hospital in San Diego County to be certified as "Baby-Friendly" by the World Health Organization. The hospital has six board-certified lactation consultants on staff to help foster breast-feeding, which has been shown to have a number of health benefits for infants.

Read and view part 1 of the KPBS coverage: A New Mother's Dilemma: Hospital Staff Play Crucial Role in Breast-Feeding

Read and view part 2 of the KPBS coverage: Many New Moms Need Help with Breast-Feeding

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