Certified a Baby-Friendly® Hospital
At St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), our care practices are designed to help you achieve the very best start for you and your new family. The care given at SJMO is designed to provide a positive birth experience and set the foundation for future health. For this reason, SJMO recognizes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding method. Breastfeeding provides the perfect food for your baby and provides long term health benefits for both mother and child. The choice of infant feeding is ultimately a personal choice. At SJMO you can count on our support for whatever your infant feeding preference is.
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
This facility upholds the World Health Organization/UNICEF Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding form the basis of the Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative, a worldwide breastfeeding quality improvement project created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
For more information, please call:
Lactation Office: 248-858-6455