Albuquerque hospital recognized for being baby-friendly


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque is considered one of the most baby-friendly in the country according to Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

To qualify, a hospital must demonstrate that it has implemented 10 evidence-based practices that support breastfeeding. That includes offering mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully nurse their children.

One mom actually chose to have her baby at Presbyterian because of the baby-friendly label.

“Two things that were very, very important to me, the baby is always in the room with you at a baby-friendly hospital.  It’s not taken to a nursery, it’s not taken somewhere else,” the mother said. “The skin to skin. Once the birth happens they put the baby directly on you.  There’s a lot of research that shows that’s really important to the baby.”

Presbyterian hospital has earned the designation for five years.

Only 12 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. are recognized as baby-friendly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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