BFUSA believes: (1) human milk fed through direct breastfeeding is the optimal way for human infants to be nurtured and nourished; (2) the precious first days should be protected as a time of bonding and support not influenced by commercial interests; and (3) every mother should be informed about the benefits of breastfeeding and respected to make her own choice.
Fee schedule in place effective July 1, 2017
Response to media blitz on exclusive breastfeeding
Click here to read Baby-Friendly USA’s statement in response to the Fed Is Best posts on one family's tragic loss.
Response to article published in JAMA-Pediatrics - August 26, 2016
Click here to read Baby-Friendly USA’s response to discussion in blogs and other media about the safety of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and the practice of mothers and infants remaining together throughout the hospital stay.
Who Can Use the Term Baby-Friendly®?
Baby-Friendly® is a registered certification mark of Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The term "Baby-Friendly" is reserved for use by facilities who have demonstrated through an on-site assessment that they have met the criteria outlined in the most current version of the Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria.
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