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BFHI Section 2

Strengthening and sustaining the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: A course for decision-makers

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Authors:
World Health Organization, UNICEF

Publication details

Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 159497 4 [(v. 2) English] , 978 92 75 33230 6 (Spanish)

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Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: Revised, Updated and Expanded for Integrated Care
Section 2: Strengthening and sustaining the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: A course for decision-makers

This course is an adaptation from WHO course "Promoting breast-feeding in health facilities: A short course for administrators and policy-makers". It can be used to orient hospital decisions-makers (directors, administrators, key managers, etc.) and policy-makers to the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative and the positive impacts it can have and to gain their commitment to promoting and sustaining "Baby-friendly".

The course material includes a Course Guide and eight Session Plans with handouts and PowerPoint slides. Two alternative session plans and materials for use in settings with high HIV prevalence have been included.

  • 2.1 The national infant feeding situation
  • 2.2 Benefits of breastfeeding
  • 2.3 The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative
  • 2.4 The scientific basis for the “Ten steps to successful breastfeeding”
  • 2.4 (HIV) The scientific basis for the “Ten steps to successful breastfeeding” for settings with high HIV prevalence
  • 2.5 Becoming “baby-friendly”
  • 2.5 (HIV) Becoming“baby-friendly” in settings with high HIV prevalence
  • 2.6 Costs and savings
  • 2.7 Appraising policies and practices
  • 2.8 Developing action plans