Melrose-Wakefield Hospital receives Breastfeeding Achievement Award
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 14:00

In the USA Hallmark Health System’s Melrose-Wakefield Hospital recently announced it has received a Breastfeeding Achievement Award from the state Department of Public Health. The 2010 Breastfeeding Achievement Awards recognize institutions with established breastfeeding taskforces or committees. 

The hospital is home to the first Baby Café in the United States. 

The Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Baby Café is located inside the Melrose Church of the Nazarene, 2 Short St. in Melrose, and is a free service available to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are interested in the health and wellness benefits of breastfeeding.

In affiliation with the UK-based Baby Café, the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Baby Café provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. In the Baby Café, mothers can relax, share tips and techniques, and socialize with other moms. One-on-one help from specially trained health professionals is available, including professional lactation support and WIC peer counsellors. Breastfeeding can be assessed at the Baby Café, providing additional support for parents.