"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
Click here to read Baby-Friendly USA’s response to discussion in blogs and other media about the safety of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and the practice of mothers and infants remaining together throughout the hospital stay. (Information is found on Guidelines & Evaluation page.)
New Fee Schedule - Effective July 1, 2016
To see the fee schedule for new facilities entering the D2: Development Phase of 4-D Pathway on or after July 1, 2016, please click here.
Who Can Use the Term Baby-Friendly®
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