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Whiteriver Indian Hospital Achieves Baby-Friendly Designation

Native American women and children

In February, the Whiteriver Indian Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona, achieved its Baby-Friendly designation. Whiteriver is now the 7th Baby-Friendly Hospital in the IHS system.

Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of childhood obesity, diabetes, allergies, and asthma. Make breastfeeding a family tradition. The Gooday family of the White Mountain Apache Tribe has been breastfeeding for five generations.