Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Program

 The Virginia Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (VA MCBFD) Program recognizes those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization.

The five star program awards a star for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Baby Friendly USA.

The VA MCBFD Program encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time.