"Health care systems should ensure that maternity care practices provide education and counseling on breastfeeding. Hospitals should become more “baby-friendly,” by taking steps like those recommended by the UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.”
Regina A. Benjamin, MD, MBA
US Surgeon General
Attention: System Update Scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd
The Baby-Friendly secure portal for registered users will be offline for a system update on Thursday, May 23rd from 12:30PM EST to 5:30PM EST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
New Tools for D1, D2 and D3 Phases
Check out the new D1: Discovery Phase materials found here.
Registered facilities and their users are able to access the new tools for D2: Development and D3: Dissemination Phases on their Dashboard inside the portal.
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Who Can Use the Term Baby-Friendly
The term "Baby-Friendly" is reserved for use by facilities who have met the criteria established by the WHO/UNICEF and in the US conferred by Baby-Friendly USA. Click here to read BFUSA's position on endorsements of products and services.