Important Information – Just in Time for World Breastfeeding Week
August 4, 2020
Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week!
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 - 7 to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration. This milestone document was signed in August 1990 by...
Update on BFUSA Search for New CEO
July 1, 2020
As we announced in May, Baby-Friendly USA CEO Trish MacEnroe will be retiring at the end of this calendar year.
The BFUSA Board is conducting a national search to...
New Study: In-Hospital Formula Feeding Linked to Earlier Weaning
June 10, 2020
An important new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that in-hospital formula feeding is linked to earlier weaning from breastfeeding, with infants exposed to formula in the hospital...
BFUSA Initiates Search for New CEO
May 19, 2020
An Important Announcement from Baby-Friendly USA
Trish MacEnroe has informed the Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA) Board of Directors that, after more than ten years as the Executive Director/CEO of...
Now More Than Ever, Baby-Friendly Facilities Must Protect Parents from Commercial Interests
April 10, 2020
On March 26, BFUSA announced that, in order to support facilities in assisting mothers to access adequate nutrition for their babies during the COVID-19 crisis, we would relax...
Coronavirus Update #2
March 26, 2020
The entire team at Baby-Friendly USA sends our deepest gratitude to all healthcare providers, staff and first responders for the heroic work you are doing to provide incredible care...
March 17, 2020
This message contains important information regarding issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our thoughts are with all hospital personnel, specifically those providing direct care to patients. We are also...
Revised Guidance About the Infant-Driven Feeding Training Program
March 6, 2020
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New Year's Resolutions
January 17, 2020
New Year’s Greetings from Baby-Friendly USA!
2020 will be a very important year for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the US. In December, BFUSA released Interim Guidelines and Evaluation...
There Are Now More than 600 Baby-Friendly Designated Facilities in the US!
December 16, 2019
Mississippi Leads the Way...
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) has reached another important milestone: over 600 birthing facilities are now Baby-Friendly designated in the US, representing more than 28% of...
Baby-Friendly USA Releases Interim Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria
December 9, 2019
BFUSA is pleased to announce that we have released Interim Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria (GEC) for assessments taking place between February 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.
The Interim Guidelines...
What SHOULD Happen When Baby Does Not Get Enough Milk from Mom
December 3, 2019
It is perhaps the most important and complex question for hospital staff and medical professionals caring for newborn babies with mothers wishing to breastfeed: what are the proper procedures...
New Study Shows Baby-Friendly Practices Associated with Decreased Rates of Early Infant Deaths
November 18, 2019
A new study published this week in the Journal of Pediatrics shows increased rates of implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) are associated with decreased rates of infant...
Fact vs. FIB: Follow-Up
November 15, 2019
Earlier this week, we published an article showing that higher Baby-Friendly penetration rates are clearly associated with higher breastfeeding initiation rates across the country and across time. This finding...
Fact vs. FIB: The Impact of Baby-Friendly on Breastfeeding Initiation Rates
November 12, 2019
From 2007-2015, the percent of live births occurring in Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the US increased from 1.8% to 11.5%. During the same period, the percent of babies who...