Despite the fact that CMJAH is involved in the BFHI
, the rates of exclusive breastfeeding were still low.
In New Zealand, domestic policy has successfully centred on BFHI
implementation with drastically increased exclusive breastfeeding rates on hospital discharge (Martis and Stufkens 2013).
Since 2001, in Belgium, more and more maternities are BFHI
accredited every year, mostly in Brussels.
During the symposium, Sdeh discussed BFHI
, a global movement launched in 1991, detailing challenges in its implementation and the steps needed to move forward to ensure the best start for all Qatari children.
Almost 800 maternity facilities nationwide are now officially engaged in the BFHI
Since its launching BFHI
has grown, with more than 20,000 designated facilities in 152 countries around the world over the last 15 years.
2) There is evidence from studies undertaken in a range of maternity settings in different countries that the introduction of programs such as the BFHI
, are associated with an increase in the uptake of breastfeeding.
breast milk substitute samples), (139) the BFHI
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Revised, Updated and Expanded for Integrated Care 2009 Original BFHI
Guidelines developed 1992
There is also a chapter on the BFHI
as a tool for change, and a chapter exploring qualitative aspects of breastfeeding care.
, a concept of the WHO and UNICEF, aims to encourage breast-feeding and discourage the use of breast-milk substitutes.
i) Develop policies, including exclusive breastfeeding promotion/ BFHI
, to ensure optimal maternal nutrition and physique , as pre-conceptional factors, to guarantee normal 'Body Programming' of offspring through developmental plasticity