Baby-Friendly Hospital


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Baby-Friendly Hospital

an international initiative launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991 designed to support practices that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in hospitals.
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Expansion of the baby-friendly hospital initiative ten steps to successful breastfeeding into neonatal intensive care: expert group recommendations.
In 1991, it became the first hospital in Hualien or Taitung to adopt laparoscopy and in 2001 was the first institution in the region certified by the Department of Health, later reorganized as the MOHW, as a mother and baby-friendly hospital.
The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, as part of a global effort to implement practises that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Our findings add further weight to the importance of campaigns like the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which is tackling low rates of breastfeeding globally.
In addition, pediatricians in 2014 were significantly more likely to report that their affiliated hospitals had applied to be a baby-friendly hospital (56%), compared with results for 1995 (12%) and 2004 (22%) (P less than .
authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF).
The hospital is a recognised baby-friendly hospital and we follow kangaroo-care practices even for NICU babies to ensure speedy recovery of premature babies and early bonding between parents and the baby.
Amal Abu Bakr Arbab, Lactation Consultant and Lead for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative at Women's Hospital, noted that breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients, antibodies, enzymes, and substances they need for healthy growth and development.
Meanwhile, Dr Amal Abu Bakr Arbab, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Programme lead at Women's Hospital, said if women are exclusively breastfeeding their babies, they are not expected to fast during Ramadan.
Objective: To investigate the initation time of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding rates, and complementary feeding practices during the first six months of life among mothers who gave birth in a baby-friendly hospital.
Together with the World Health Organization, UNICEF is working on the implementation of its Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, which would allow maternity facilities to be designated as baby-friendly if they support successful breastfeeding.
Recognizing this, in 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) established the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.