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Sharp HealthCare is committed to helping you give your baby the best possible start in life. We encourage new mothers to breastfeed, and offer support and education to help new moms succeed, including:
While we know that breast milk is the best milk, ultimately it's a mom's choice whether to breastfeed or supplement with formula. At our hospitals, we supplement with formula when medically necessary, which can occur in the NICUs and other high-acuity situations we handle every day. And, when parents have personal or cultural preferences for formula, we still provide a supportive and caring environment.
In 2008, Sharp Grossmont Hospital had an exclusive breastfeeding rate of 58.4 percent. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns had a rate of 57.9 percent. And Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's exclusive breastfeeding rate was 48.3 percent.
For More Information
To learn more about Sharp's breastfeeding education and support services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.