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Phoebe designated as baby-friendly hospital

Hospitals with the designation promote skin to skin contact between parents and newborns. (Source: WALB) Hospitals with the designation promote skin to skin contact between parents and newborns. (Source: WALB)
"It's a whole family process. It's very family oriented keeping everyone together and the whole family unit can benefit from these processes," said Jennifer Heleski, Nurse Navigator. (Source: WALB) "It's a whole family process. It's very family oriented keeping everyone together and the whole family unit can benefit from these processes," said Jennifer Heleski, Nurse Navigator. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has earned the international baby-friendly designation.

Hospitals with the designation promote skin to skin contact between parents and newborns.

There are eight other hospitals in Georgia that have that designation, but Phoebe is the first in South Georgia. 

"It's a whole family process. It's very family oriented keeping everyone together and the whole family unit can benefit from these processes," said Nurse Navigator Jennifer Heleski.

The designation was originally started by the world health organization and is very popular in third world countries.

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