Beebe Healthcare announced the first baby of 2021 born in the First Town in the First State.
Maria Manjarrez and Silvestre Gomez of Millsboro welcomed their first child, daughter Emely Gomez Manjarrez, at 1:03 a.m., Friday Jan. 1.
Manjarrez was aware that Beebe is a Baby-Friendly hospital. She said, “I picked Beebe because I wanted to be supported with breastfeeding. The doctors and nurses at Beebe are always helping you out.”
Gomez said, “We are very thankful for the beginning of a new year and a new baby.”
Every year, Beebe team members take up a collection to provide a gift basket of Baby-Friendly hospital items to the first baby’s family. This year, Team Beebe went above and beyond, creating a beautiful basket full of items including diapers, blankets, onesies and more.
Baby-Friendly hospitals like Beebe ensure every woman delivering a baby knows the importance of breastfeeding and learns not only the benefits of the practice, but also how to initiate breastfeeding immediately after delivery. Baby-friendly hospitals initiate skin-to-skin contact immediately after delivery or C-section, keeping moms and babies in the same room, and supporting moms with breastfeeding through lactation consultants.