Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

UNICEF and WHO launched the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to encourage health facilities worldwide to better support breastfeeding.

The initiative developed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding so to promote optimal clinical care for new mothers and their infants. There is substantial evidence that implementing the Ten Steps significantly improves breastfeeding rates.

LLLI endorses the WHO / UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.