The release of the updated document represents the culmination of three years of work by BFUSA to bring the GEC for the US fully into alignment with the Implementation Guidance released by WHO and UNICEF in 2018, as well as their Competency Verification Toolkit released in 2020. BFUSA also took this opportunity to address some important issues that have been brought to our attention over the past few years.
Learn about the 6th Edition of the GEC
Many aspects of the 6th Edition GEC are new, while many things are similar to previous editions. BFUSA has assembled the following resources to help orient you to the changes and how this might affect your facility when implementing Baby-Friendly practices in the future.
Introducing BFUSA’s Updated Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria (GEC), 6th Edition
This video features BFUSA’s former and current CEOs, Trish MacEnroe and Eileen Fitzpatrick, discussing the important changes made in the 6th Edition of the GEC and what it means for facilities seeking to pursue Baby-Friendly designation in the United States.
(9 minutes, 50 seconds)
Additional resources will be added soon to help you better understand specific aspects of the updated GEC. Please check back.