Latch On NYC

Latch On NYC is a citywide initiative designed to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. Through a voluntary commitment, hospitals provide additional support to breastfeeding mothers and minimize practices that can interfere with that choice such as supplementing breastfeeding infants with formula, unless medically indicated or at the mother's specific request. Hospitals also pledge to end the distribution of promotional formula and materials during the hospital stay and at discharge.

The initiative includes a public awareness campaign highlighting the health benefits of breast milk, such as reducing the risk of ear infections, diarrhea and pneumonia.

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The following hospitals have agreed to join the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Latch On NYC Initiative:
Bellevue Hospital Center * Beth Israel Medical Center
Bronx‐Lebanon Hospital Center Coney Island Hospital *
Elmhurst Hospital Center* Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Harlem Hospital Center * Jacobi Medical Center *
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center King’s County Hospital Center *
Lenox Hill Hospital Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center *
Long Island Jewish Medical Center Maimonides Medical Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center * Montefiore Medical Center‐North Division
Montefiore Medical Center‐Jack D. Weiler Hospital Division Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York‐Presbyterian Hospital‐Allen Pavilion New York‐Presbyterian Hospital‐Columbia University Medical Center
New York‐Presbyterian Hospital‐Weill Cornell Medical Center North Central Bronx Medical Center *
NYU Langone Medical Center Queens Hospital Center *
Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island University Hospital
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center*
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
*Health and Hospitals Corporation

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