Woman's Hospital of Texas March 25, 2015

Houston’s only Baby-Friendly Hospital offers breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence & skills needed to successfully breastfeed their babies.

Houston, TX —Pediatrician Melanie Mouzoon, M.D.,  Pediatric Hospitalist with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, spoke with Melissa Wilson at Fox 26 News on Friday, March 19th on how breastfeeding is the ideal way to give babies nutrition. A recent comprehensive study in England involving more than 10,000 children has found those who were exclusively breastfed for at least the first week of their lives performed better than those who were fed formula.

“One way to be successful at breastfeeding is to choose a hospital that supports breastfeeding friendly policies.  There’s a certification called Baby-Friendly which honors hospitals that are pro-breastfeeding. Currently only The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has this certification,” said Dr. Mouzoon.

TWHOT is the first hospital in Houston and the largest hospital in the country to receive international recognition as a Baby-Friendly designated birth facility by the organization Baby-Friendly USA. Currently, there are only a little over 200 hospitals in the United States that have achieved this status.

“This is a distinguished achievement that benefits our patients as much as our hospital,” said The Woman’s Hospital of Texas CEO, Linda Russell. “Our staff took great strides in making sure our facility was in top-notch shape as the Baby Friendly on-site survey was conducted. As a result we can help the women of Houston in a way no other hospital can, giving moms the confidence they need to successfully breast feed their babies.  When women choose The Woman’s Hospital of Texas they can expect both themselves and their children to be cared for and nurtured.”

To review Dr. Mouzoon’s interview with Melissa Wilson, please visit http://www.myfoxhouston.com/clip/11261297/breastfeeding-and-your-babys-iq.

About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. Some services are also available for men and older children.

Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

With more than 650 board-certified physicians at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, we offer expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy, and minimally-invasive surgery.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for the past three years.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.