BFHI Training Course for Maternity Staff


BFHI states that all health workers who care for women and children during the postnatal period and beyond have a key role to play in establishing and sustaining breastfeeding. Many health workers cannot fulfil this role effectively because they have not been trained to do so. Little time is assigned to communication and support [...]

BFHI Training Course for Maternity Staff2020-09-24T02:49:01+00:00

The BFHI for Small, Sick and Preterm Newborns


The 2018 revision of the Ten Steps  states that the care of small, sick and/or preterm newborn infants cannot be separated from that of full-term infants, as they both occur in the same facilities, often attended by the same personnel. As such, the care for these newborn infants in neonatal intensive care units [...]

The BFHI for Small, Sick and Preterm Newborns2020-09-24T01:31:00+00:00

BFHI Covid-19 Announcement for Assessments


29 June 2020 BFHI Australia appreciate that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the ability of facilities to continue providing their routine standards of care. This document is intended to support facility BFHI coordinators and senior staff to plan any work related to Baby Friendly accreditation during the Covid-19 outbreak. Once [...]

BFHI Covid-19 Announcement for Assessments2020-06-29T05:23:06+00:00

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: For Health Care Workers


The World Health Organisation (WHO) have released a Clinical Management Interim Guidance and complimentary FAQ for health care workers. To download the documents, please click on the links below: Back >> Clinical Management Interim Guidance download FAQ for Health Care Workers download

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: For Health Care Workers2020-04-30T03:14:48+00:00

COVID-19: Advice for Feeding Mothers


On this page you can find information relating to: Protecting yourself from COVID-19 Breastfeeding your baby during the COVID-19 pandemic Formula feeding your baby during the COVID-19 pandemic Where to go for further information   Protecting yourself from COVID-19? Practising good hand and cough hygiene and avoiding people who have recently been overseas, [...]

COVID-19: Advice for Feeding Mothers2020-03-24T23:47:18+00:00

Congratulations to Warwick Hospital!


Congratulations to Warwick Hospital, QLD for sucsessfully achieveing their forth BFHI accreditation at the start of 2020. The BFHI Assessment Team who visited the facility, especially mentioned the facilities BFHI coordinator Ross Newton and "commended him on his commitment and passion for BFHI. Warwick Hospital can be justifiably proud of their team and the [...]

Congratulations to Warwick Hospital!2020-03-25T00:04:59+00:00

BFHI: Separating Fact from Fiction


Despite the increase in BFHI accreditation, misinformation is still rife amongst mothers and even some health professionals surrounding the program, what it stands for and what it actually involves. The following article was written to address some common misconceptions about BFHI and what it stands for. It was published on An increasing number [...]

BFHI: Separating Fact from Fiction2020-03-25T00:18:52+00:00
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