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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 [...]

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 the current situation eases, [...]

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

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