INDIVIDUALIZED CARE IN THE BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE
A recent Fed is Best (FIB) Foundation blog tells the tragic story of Landon, an infant who died at 19 days of age. Baby-Friendly USA extends its deepest sympathy to his family.
The lesson of this story is not that exclusive breastfeeding is dangerous as the FIB Foundation suggests. Most infants exclusively breastfeed successfully with no major health problems. Breastfeeding is safe and is the method of infant nutrition recommended by national and international health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Click here to read the entire statement about Individualized Care in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
ABM SUPPLEMENTATION GUIDE
Click here to open the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s Clinical Protocol #3: Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate. Please note that ABM offers the following guidance regarding their protocols which aligns with BFUSA’s statement on individualized care:
“These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care.
NEONATAL HYPERNATREMIA RESOURCE
Click here to open a compilation of resources on the recent coverage of Neonatal Hypernatremia recently issued by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).