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Brugmann's maternity officially designated 'baby-friendly' on 11/05/2009

Logo du label IHABCHU Brugmann's maternity (in collaboration with the Children's Hospital) holds, since 18 march 2009, the international seal of quality and excellence "Baby-Friendly Hospital" (BFHI), under the patronage of the WHO and the UNICEF.

More info about BFHI can be found on dedicated WHO and UNICEF websites.

Ten steps to successful breastfeeding :

1
Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.
2
Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.
3
Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
4
Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one half-hour of birth.
5
Show mothers how to breastfeed and maintain lactation,even if they should be separated from their infants.
6
Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated.
7
Practice rooming in - that is, allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
8
Encourage breastfeeding on demand.
9
Give no artificial teats or pacifiers (also called dummies or soothers) to breastfeeding infants.
10
Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic.