Exploring the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on mothers, infants, and hospitals

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Hove, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Flotow, Brianna
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-15T18:18:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-15T18:18:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.other A-364
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199790
dc.description.abstract The Baby-Friendly Hospital lnitiative (BFHI), developed in 1991 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is an international program that recognizes certain hospitals and birthing centers that provide the best care for infant feeding and bonding ofthe mother and baby. In order to be designated Baby-Friendly, a hospital or birthing facility must practice The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which include training staff members on the set breastfeeding policy, offering mothers the information and skills needed to begin and continue breastfeeding their babies, as well as allowing the mothers and infants to be together 24 hours a day and giving no pacifiers or artificial nipples. The hospital must also implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, which includes no advertisement of breast milk substitutes, no free samples or supplies, no pictures that promote artificial feeding, and the information on artificial feeding must explain the benefits of breastfeeding versus the costs and risks of artificial feeding. Using evidence-based practice, we created a research paper that looked into the creation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, how a facility can reach this accreditation, and the effects on mothers, infants, and the hospital as a whole. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding.
dc.title Exploring the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on mothers, infants, and hospitals en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1777345

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