Women's Services

Baby-friendly Designation

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital is the first in Charleston to be named Baby-Friendly. By achieving Baby-Friendly USA status, Mount Pleasant Hospital is demonstrating the highest level of commitment to helping a new mother breastfeed. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave Mount Pleasant Hospital a perfect score on their Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care survey.

What makes a Baby-Friendly Hospital special?

  • All staff are specially trained and dedicated to helping new mothers breastfeed.
  • Newborn babies stay close to their mothers, so they can nurse as soon as they are ready.
  • Babies are encouraged to stay in the room with their parents.
  • Only 166 hospitals out of 3,200 nationwide have earned a Baby-Friendly designation.
  • We support all new mothers in whichever method they choose to feed their baby.
  • All well babies are put skin to skin with their mothers after delivery - including C-sections deliveries in the operating room.

Physicians with privileges to deliver at the Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital:

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