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The University of Chicago Medicine - The Family Birth Center

Journey to Baby-Friendly

The University of Chicago Medicine Family Birth Center is on the journey to be a World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF designated Baby-Friendly hospital. The Family Birth Center is in the final assessment stage of this international award that recognizes excellence in lactation support.

We provide care based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Numerous organizations, including the WHO and AAP, recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.