Georgia 5-STAR Hospital Initiative
Join Georgia’s 5-STAR Team!
The 5-STAR Hospital Initiative is designed to assist Georgia birthing facilities in taking action toward becoming a designated Baby-Friendly® hospital through education and support.
Georgia’s 5-STAR Hospital Initiative recognizes that every step matters, and will award one star for every two steps implemented of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by Baby-Friendly® USA, the official credentialing agency of the Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
Ready to take your first step?
Schedule an informational phone call by contacting the Georgia Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Section at 404-657-2850 and complete a Georgia 5-STAR Commitment of Participation Form (below).
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Baby-Friendly USA)
Breastfeeding Guidelines (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
World Breastfeeding Week (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)