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Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Resources

Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA) is the accrediting body and national authority for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States. It is responsible for granting the Baby-Friendly designation, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. The BFHI’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding provide an evidence-based framework to guide hospitals in the delivery of optimal care for bonding and feeding for all infants.

How to Find a Baby-Friendly Designated Facility in Michigan
To find a list of Baby-Friendly designated facilities in Michigan, visit Baby-Friendly Facilities A-Z and by State, and select “Michigan” in the dropdown menu.

Handout: Baby-Friendly Designation: It’s Worth It!
This handout, Baby-Friendly Designation: It’s Worth It! shares information about opportunities to support Michigan hospitals in achieving and maintaining the Baby-Friendly designation.

Webinar: WHY Baby-Friendly?
Presenter: Paula K. Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM, Medical Director, Breastfeeding Support Services, Breastfeeding Coordinator, Ascension
Description: In this webinar, hosted by the Michigan Infant Safe Sleep program, participants hear about the recent updates to the Baby-Friendly USA 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding framework. The scientific evidence for WHY Baby-Friendly accreditation matters and how it translates into better breastfeeding outcomes will also be explored.
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