Monday, August 2, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1-7, 2010

WBW 2010 Objectives
  • Draw attention to the role of the Ten Steps in improving breastfeeding rates.
  • Renew action by health systems, health care providers and communities to make breastfeeding the easy choice for women.
  • Inform people everywhere of the risks of artificial feeding, and the role of breastfeeding for children’s development and lifelong health and the health of mothers.
  • Enable mothers to enjoy full support for breastfeeding in health care systems and beyond.
The focus is on health care facilities and providers helping women to be successful in breastfeeding their babies through education, support, policies, training and initiatives. There are 10 steps in this process and these can help make facilities baby-friendly.

The University of Utah Hospital has attained the official designation of Baby Friendly Hospital. Congratulations to them! Best Blogger Tips

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