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Two south GA hospitals selected as baby-friendly

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Two south Georgia hospitals are chosen as baby-friendly hospitals

Phoebe Putney and Tift Regional are among nine hospitals chosen by the Georgia Department of Health to participate in the Baby-Friendly Hospital 5 STAR Incentive Project.

It promotes breastfeeding with supportive policies and practices.

It's funded by a grant from the CDC.

Research shows babies who are breastfed for at least 6 months have a much lower risk of becoming overweight or obese.

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