Since 2008, the University Hospitals Leuven have obtained the quality label ‘Babyfriendly hospital’.
To be awarded this international recognition, the hospital needs to comply with certain conditions that have to give every baby the best possible chances for optimal health, from birth onwards.
- The University Hospitals Leuven adheres to the ‘Ten rules for successful breast feeding’
- In addition there is the ‘Mother-friendly Hospital Initiative’ which draws attention the care of pregnant women.
- Finally, the University Hospitals Leuven strives to respect the international code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes.