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This page contains the latest updates and perspectives from Baby-Friendly USA and others who support the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.


General Stories and Updates:

Important Change to the Evaluation Criteria for Step 9, Criterion 9.1.2
August 2, 2018

Statement from Trish MacEnroe: "Restoring Breastfeeding as a Viable Choice for 1 Million Babies and Moms
July 2018

AHRQ Review Supports Efficacy of Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
July 2018

Crossing a New Milestone: 1 Million Babies Born Each Year in Baby-Friendly Facilities
July 2018

Baby-Friendly Practices Changing Lives in Rural Mississippi
June 2018

Baby-Friendly USA Celebrates Major Milestone of 500 Baby-Friendly Designated Facilities in the United States 
March 2018

"Mothers of Memphis" Series Celebrating Breastfeeding during Black History Month - February 2018
February 2018


Responses to the "Unintended Consequences of Current Breastfeeding Initiatives" article in the August 2016 issue of JAMA-Pediatrics:

HuffPost, November 25, 2017
JAMA-Pediatrics, April 2017

About the WHO's Revised Implementation Guidance for the BFHI:

April 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
March 21, 2018


In reaction to Fed Is Best's efforts to undermine exclusive breastfeeding: 

August 2, 2018
HuffPost, November 1, 2017
September 29, 2017
August 15, 2017

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