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Claremore Indian Hospital Declared 'Baby-Friendly'

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The Claremore Indian Hospital recently got some good news from the Oklahoma Health Department: it's the first in the state to be designated a "Baby-Friendly" hospital.

That's the gold standard for hospitals, which demonstrate best practices for the care of newborns and mothers.

That includes keeping mothers and babies together, putting babies in skin-to-skin contact right after birth, educating families on the best ways to feed infants, and teaching hospital staff the best ways to support new families.

The Baby-Friendly Hospital is a global initiative of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund.

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