The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The revised BFHI package includes:

  • Section 1
    Background and implementation, summarizes the background of the initiative and describes the process of implementation
  • Section 2
    Includes all material for training/raising the awareness of policy and decision-makers in relation of BFHI and IYCF in general
  • Section 3
    Corresponds to a 20-hour course for training facility staff (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Section 4
    Includes self-appraisal and monitoring tools
  • Section 5 includes the assessment and re-assessment tools

Section 1-4 are available at WHO and UNICEF websites and Section 5 is available upon request.

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