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.