BFUSA is pleased to announce that we have released an important set of resources to help providers apply Baby-Friendly principles in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The BFUSA NICU Toolkit is designed to help NICUs incorporate evidence-based policies and practices. The goal is to maximize the use of breastfeeding and human milk and normalize feeding processes in ways that are supportive to infants and their families. The Toolkit includes the NICU Resources document pictured to the right, as well as related instructional materials to help users become familiar with and make use of these resources to implement improved practices.
All of these resources are available for free.
Please note that BFUSA does not plan to develop a separate NICU certification process or to expand Baby-Friendly certification into neonatal intensive care units beyond what is currently included in our Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria (GEC).