A Baby-Friendly Hospital

Baby-Friendly hospitals such as Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. Our hospital has implemented policies and practices to help parents make informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies.

Baby-Friendly care provides a supportive, intimate environment to enhance the bonding between mother and baby for success in breastfeeding. It includes:

  • Minimal separation of mother and baby
  • Rooming in for mothers and infants 24 hours a day
  • Skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth
  • Staff trained in breastfeeding support
  • Education of families on bonding with baby

Early in 2015, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance was the first hospital in the Beach Cities to earn the “Baby-Friendly” designation. More importantly, it is our goal to provide you and your baby with the best start in life.

Breastfeeding Makes a Difference

  • Breastfeeding provides infants with human milk and gives them the most complete nutrition possible
  • Children who are breastfed have fewer and less serious illnesses than those who never receive breast milk
  • Children who are breastfed also have better brain and nervous system development
  • Mothers who choose to breastfeed are healthier
  • Mother and baby enjoy the emotional benefits of a special and close relationship formed through breastfeeding

For more information and to arrange a complimentary tour of our maternity unit and/or to enroll in our childbirth classes, call 888-HEALING (432-5464).

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