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Funding for BFHI

November 2019

One of the first concerns for many birthing facilities investigating going Baby-friendly is the cost.  When the Catholic hospital where I was employed first began listening to the rationales presented about why BFHI was important, valuable, and useful for them, funding was the biggest obstacle.  Research shows that the BFHI Initiative actually saves facilities money, but our administration still expressed concern about how it would be funded and from whose department.  Many of you know exactly what I mean!

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Putting Together Your BFHI Team

November 2019

When I first began looking at leading my hospital to the BFHI status, a long-time friend and IBCLC recommended having a “white-haired gentleman” on the committee.  In other words, find the person admired by many in the facility who was wise, knew how to get things done, and believed in the value of Baby-friendly for the community.

Read more: Putting Together Your BFHI Team

Are you the Lone Ranger?

October 2019

Are you the Lone Ranger? Do you find that all the duties for leading the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiation program, in addition to the work you normally perform at your birthing facility exhausting? All that without the extra hours or pay to complete the tasks necessary to complete each step of the plan along the way?

Read more: Are you the Lone Ranger?

Step 10 Resources

October 2019

As a Baby-Friendly Hospital facility, there are many resources at your disposal.  To assist you in achieving Step 10 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, I would like to highlight one of those resources.

Read more: Step 10 Resources

Coordinating Breastfeeding Care After Discharge

September 2019

Does your birthing facility have a policy or protocol that coordinates breastfeeding care for families following their discharge?  Whether you need to update yours or you need to write one for implementation with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine can help.  Their document ABM Clinical Protocol #2: Guidelines for Hospital Discharge of the Breastfeeding Term Newborn and Mother: ''The Going Home Protocol,'' Revised 2014, is free for download from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3903163/.

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