In January, Kathy our professional educator attended the California Breastfeeding Summit. One session specifically focused on updates to the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative globally and US-based. Below is a link to a free download of the complete BFHI changes and implementation.
If your facility is currently Baby-friendly or is on the pathway to BFHI, please take the time to read this new information.
Please let us know your thoughts on these changes, your biggest concerns about implementing them, and how we can best help you with your Breastfeeding education.
Global implications of the new WHO and UNICEF implementation guidance on the revised Baby‐Friendly Hospital Initiative https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mcn.12637
The next few months of posts will be dedicated to the new BFHI criteria and implementation, so watch this space!
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, RN, IBCLC, FILCA CHC
Professional Development Educator
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