Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding:
A guideline meant to facilitate implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Evidence for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Ten Steps in Arabic
Health care facilities play a vital role in the establishment of breastfeeding. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding provide a supportive pathway enabling women to achieve their breastfeeding intentions and guiding the training of healthcare workers in breastfeeding support.
The Ten Steps were presented to the world in the 1989 as the WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding: The special role of the Maternity Services. The Innocenti Declaration in 1990 called upon the world to fully implement the Ten Steps in all maternities by 1995.
Twenty years later, more than 152 countries have Baby-friendly hospitals. They have implemented the Ten Steps, and, with the addition of relevant parts of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes they have also helped to resist the promotion of commercial infant formula to health care practitioners and the public.
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4 December, 2012