A medical facility, specializing in childbirth, that is less restrictive and more homelike than a hospital.
- Second, birthing centers and hospitals should strive to meet the criteria of the BFHI and create a setting that is conducive to breastfeeding.
- Many lactation consultants run support groups for breastfeeding mothers, as do some hospitals and almost all birthing centers.
- They, along with other maternity care providers, should be knowledgeable about and supportive of a range of pain management options in their hospitals, birthing centers, and communities.
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