Carle Foundation Hospital has been designated a Baby-Friendly® hospital as part of the Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative. With this designation, Carle is recognized for being prepared to help you and your new baby get off to the best start. Baby-Friendly® hospitals demonstrate that they have policies and care practices that meet the gold standard for mother/baby care practices related to breastfeeding. Staff is specially trained to care for breastfeeding moms and babies. Moms and babies are encouraged to stay together day and night to encourage better bonding and breastfeeding.