Maternity hospitals that seek BFHI accreditation are announcing to mothers and families that they provide outstanding evidence based postnatal care and are committed to ensuring babies receive the best start to life possible. Accreditation is based on the ten steps to successful breastfeeding and the requirements for each step are listed below. The process of accreditation has two main stages. The first stage is identifying staff and mothers who will be part of the accreditation process, training of hospital staff and updating policies and procedural documents.
Once this is complete, and you can check this with the Self-Appraisal Tool, we schedule a time to complete the two-day virtual assessment. The assessment involves interviewing key staff and mothers as well as review of provided documentation. Download the BFHI Handbook for further details. The BFHI team will work with you through the entire process to ensure you are supported to achieve accreditation.
You can apply for accreditation as an individual facility or partner with other facilities within your organisation or within your local health district to receive a discounted multi-facility rate, please contact us for more information. Accreditation is for three years. Complete the application form below to start the process.