Congratulations to the businesses who have taken the Breastfeeding Welcome Here pledge:
Aunties Place, Cafe Hon, CCI WIC, Charles County Department of Health WIC, Choptank Transport Inc., Community Mediation of St. Mary's County, Crazy for Ewe Yarns, Ev and Maddy’s Cafe, Evolution Oral Surgery, LLC, Heartlove Photography, Highland Town Healthy Living Center, International Rescue Committee, Julie Clark IBLCE, Marigold, Ms. V's Busy Bees Daycare, Metropolitan Breastfeeding, Nation Wide, Olive Garden, Ourisman of Rockville, Pathways 4 Mental Health, Queen Anne's County Department of Health (Upper Shore WIC), Rooftop Hot Local & Organic Market, Silver Queen Cafe, Simmons Contracting, Simply Laura Photography, Toy Kingdom, Watchful Eye Daycare


Free CME – DHMH Sponsored Breastfeeding Webinars
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted a series of six 1-hour pre-taped webinars. DHMH worked with MBC to identify speakers and topics.
Maryland mPINC Score Rising
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) assesses infant feeding care processes, policies, and expectations of staff in maternity care settings. The state of Maryland’s mPINC score has been improving over the past few years. It increased from 61 in 2007 to 82 in 2015, and is now 13th out of 53. For more information on mPINC, view the report and watch the video developed by the CDC.
More Maryland Hospitals Go Baby Friendly
Congratulations to Howard County General Hospital, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, and Calvert Memorial Hospital for becoming Maryland’s 4th, 5th and 6th hospitals to achieve prestigious Baby Friendly Hospital status! This is a remarkable achievement and recognizes hospitals that have set and reached incredible standards for supporting breastfeeding. They join Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital as the only hospitals in Maryland to have attained this honor. Click here for more information on Baby Friendly Hospitals.
Free Breastfeeding Webinars
These webinars are designed mainly for physicians and other healthcare providers. The Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Committee is offering six free webinars about breastfeeding-related topics in September and October. Each of these educational opportunities will feature a different topic and will be provided by expert physicians in the field. Continuing medical education credits will be offered at no charge. All medical practitioners are welcome. These training sessions will help fulfill the Baby Friendly and Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Recommendations. For more information, click here.