The internationally known Best Fed Beginnings Program led Inova Alexandria Hospital and 89 other hospitals nationwide to obtain what they call “Baby-Friendly” status.

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It celebrates hospitals such as Inova Alexandria Hospital that have created policies and practices that help parents choose how they feed and care for their babies and, specifically, create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding.