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Twelve BFHI Assessments in 2022; now bring on 2023!

    BFHI would like to warmly congratulate the following facilities on their accreditation: Queanbeyan Hospital Mareeba Hospital Illawarra Shoalhaven and Milton-Ulladulla (First Accreditation!) Alice Springs Hospital Canterbury Hospital Redland Hospital John Hunter Maternity and Belmont Birth Centre And to congratulate the following facilities, who had great Assessments and are following up on some Steps: Flinders Medical Centre Women's and [...]

Congratulations to Sunshine Hospital on their 6th Accreditation

    By Jessica Hughes, CNC, RN, IBCLC: Sunshine Hospital is a large tertiary care centre and one of the only two maternity services in metropolitan Melbourne to hold the coveted, internationally recognized Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. Sunshine Hospital has been BFHI accredited since 2000 and in November 2021, the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) awarded Sunshine Hospital [...]

Congrats to Illawarra Shoalhaven on 1st BFHI Accreditation: “We did it!!”

    By Linda Deys, IBCLC:  The road to Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation has been a long one for two hospitals in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital (SDMH) and Milton-Ulladulla Hospital (MUH) are the health district’s regional and rural hospital providers on Yuin country, along the beautiful south coast of NSW. ISLHD [...]

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Breastfeeding & COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has aired Episode #51 of their "WHO's Science in 5" series. If you have COVID-19, is it safe to breastfeed your baby? Is it safe to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you are breastfeeding? How can you keep your baby safe while breastfeeding if you have COVID-19? Dr Laurence Grummer- Strawn explains in Science in [...]

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 [...]

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