The Baby-Friendly Initiative
Hospitals and community health centres set a powerful example for new mothers. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 1991 and is known as the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) in Canada. The BFI is focused on the role health care service providers play in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and on the use of breastfeeding as a resource for strengthening primary health care in general.
Labrador-Grenfell Health is actively putting the necessary requirements in place to achieve Baby-Friendly designation.
Click on the link to read more about the progress achieved to date.
Questions can be directed to:
Pam Parrill, BNRN, Community Health Nurse
Labrador West Health Centre, Labrador City
Telephone: (709) 285-8316 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the World Health Organization's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, click the link.