The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: challenges and opportunities
World Breastfeeding Week 2014
Nutrition for Health and Development
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
11:00 to 12:00, Salle A
Ms Julie Stufkens, RD, MNZM
Executive Officer, New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority and Coordinator, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Country Network
Dr Carmen Casanovas
Technical Officer, Evidence and Programme Guidance
Ms Stufkens will discuss the experience with implementation of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative in New Zealand through an effort that has helped ensure that 96% of maternity services are accredited as baby-friendly. She will share lessons learnt during the process of implementation of the initiative at institutional and community level.
Julie will also refer to the work of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative Coordinators, with emphasis on challenges and opportunities faced by the coordinators’ network as well as by coordinators in each country.
Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)