Baby-Friendly Hospitals

“38 Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Counting…”

LA County is on track to be the most breastfeeding-friendly community!  Almost 3/4ths (70%) of LA County births are taking place in a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital!

Designation Date
Antelope Valley Hospital April 2015
Beverly Hospital November 2016
Centinela Hospital May 2017
Citrus Valley Medical Center October 2017
East LA Doctors Hospital December 2014
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center July 2005
Good Samaritan Hospital June 2016
Greater El Monte Community Hospital November 2015
Harbor UCLA Medical Center April 2012
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital November 2011
Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital April 2014
Huntington Hospital December 2016
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Baldwin Park May 2011
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Downey May 2010
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles November 2010
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, South Bay February 2012
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Panorama City August 2011
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, West Los Angeles April 2012
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Woodland Hills April 2011
LAC+USC Medical Center April 2012
Memorial Hospital of Gardena February 2017
MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach May 2018
Northridge Hospital Medical Center November 2016
Pacific Alliance Medical Center April 2015
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center March 2014
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center August 2007
Providence LCM San Pedro May 2015
Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center June, 2015
Providence LCM Torrance February 2015
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center January 2017
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center June 2014
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center June 2018
St. Francis Medical Center November 2014
St. Mary Medical Center March 2015
Torrance Memorial Medical Center June 2018
Valley Care Olive View-UCLA Medical Center July 2011
Valley Presbyterian Hospital November 2015
White Memorial Medical Center April 2015

Where we could be by 2020….

* graphic taken from the October 2014 LA County Breastfeeding Summit Brief


  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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