First Steps to Breastfeeding Success

. June 2, 2017.

St.Luke’s Hospital in Maumee has been recognized by Ohio’s First Steps for Healthy Baby program as a facility with a “Maternity Care Best Practice Award” for 2016.

This recognition indicates the hospital’s commitment to support breastfeeding
for new moms. “It is our hope that Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies
will prompt our leaders and employees to have thoughtful conversations in the hospitals about the benefits of breastfeeding in order to educate patients and the community,” said Sharon Bryson, BSN, RNC, manager of the Family Birthing Center. “The support a new mother receives from hospital employees and leaders can impact her decision to breastfeed. Increasing the number of breastfed newborns can lead to a decrease in the likelihood for future health conditions for the child such as asthma, diabetes and obesity.”