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Georgia 5-STAR

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)

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