What is the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative?

MIBFN 310 Connect portfolio of projects all align with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative’s 10-Steps to Baby Friendly. Even if your hospital isn’t going to seek “Baby-Friendly” designation, the 10 steps are evidence-based practice and can be implemented in any community!

MIBFN works to engage partners in two strategies that all communities in Michigan can implement to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

•  Step 3:  Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

•  Step 10: Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.

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Want to teach your partners about Baby-Friendly? Click here to download MIBFN’s “Baby-Friendly is good for everyone” flyer