Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative outlines 10 steps that support the initiation of breastfeeding. The 10 Steps consist of evidence-based practices that have been proven to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. Hospitals that have become Baby-Friendly have breastfeeding rates well above the national average. Endorsed and promoted by all major maternal and child health authorities, including CDC.

UNICEF, WHO , 2012

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: N/A

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Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Postpartum

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Model Organizational Policies

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