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World Breastfeeding Week 2021: Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

World Breastfeeding Week 2021 commences Sunday 1 August. The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2021 theme Protect Breastfeeding: a Shared Responsibility will focus on how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all, and the imperative to protect breastfeeding worldwide. Support at the individual level is very important, however breastfeeding must be considered a public health issue [...]

40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Please join WHO, UNICEF, IBFAN, the BFHI Network and partners to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly. Let’s celebrate our achievements by learning about the Code, and get equipped to take on country-level Code implementation. Hear from leading speakers on: How [...]

Australian Breastfeeding Association LIVE Online Panel to Increase Awareness and Understanding of The WHO Code and its Relevance in Australia

Our friends at the Australian Breastfeeding Association are holding a LIVE online panel to increase awareness and understanding of The WHO Code and its relevance in Australia.Join them on Monday 24 May 2021 at 8:00 pm AESTRegister now for this FREE event: about the eventThe WHO Code is the abbreviated name for the International Code of Marketing of [...]

BFHI Statement on Assessments in 2021

Updated January 2021 Introduction This statement is intended to support BFHI coordinators and senior staff to plan work related to Baby Friendly accreditation during the ongoing global pandemic. It provides an update to our original statement from 29 June 2020. Whilst we appreciate that 2020 has been a challenging year for all, BFHI Australia has continued to receive a [...]

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 skills for breastfeeding and [...]

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 or in regular maternity or [...]

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