Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative Training Course for Maternity Staff

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(1.2 MiB)

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,WHO, World Health Organization

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 fulfill this role effectively because they have not been trained to do so. This updated training course is built upon the revised 2018 Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the latest version of the guidance for implementing the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in facilities providing maternity and newborn services. The materials in this training course complement existing courses and can be used as part of the pre-service education of health workers.


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