BEST FED INITIATIVE

Women’s and Children’s Hospital is currently undergoing the process to become a designated baby-friendly hospital by participating in the Best Fed Beginnings initiative. The Best Fed Beginnings Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer optimal levels of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive health measures for infants and mothers. For infants, breastfeeding decreases the incidence and severity of many infectious diseases, reduces infant mortality and optimally supports neurodevelopment. Through this program audit processes are put in place to assure quality in all aspects of maternity care operations.

Onesies that support this initiative can be purchased for $17 at the Green Meadows Pediatric Clinic, Building C.

For more information or to learn how you can
support Children's Hospital,
please contact:

MU Health Care Office of Advancement

University of Missouri Health Care
One Hospital Drive, DC066.00
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 882-0488