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Baby Friendly

Giving babies a healthy start in life

Salinas Valley Memorial has been honored as a Baby-Friendly® Birth Facility. The physicians, nurses and staff on our Perinatal Services team have gone above and beyond to create an environment that supports successful breastfeeding. SVMHS is one of only 154 hospitals nationwide to receive this international designation.

Baby-Friendly USA is part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)—an international program of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund. BFHI celebrates hospitals and birth centers that implement policies and practices that support parents in making informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies.

Learn more about exceptional care for moms and newborns and childbirth classes at A schedule of events and tours can be found at Or call (831) 759-1890.