Impact of the Baby‐friendly Hospital Initiative on breastfeeding and child health outcomes: a systematic review

The Baby‐friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a key component of the World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. The primary aim of this narrative systematic review was to examine the impact of BFHI implementation on breastfeeding and child health outcomes worldwide and in the United States. Experimental, quasi‐experimental and observational studies were considered eligible for this review if they assessed breastfeeding outcomes and/or infant health outcomes for healthy, term infants born in a hospital or birthing center with full or partial implementation of BFHI steps.

Length: 
16p
Year: 
2016
Organization: 
Maternal Child Nutrition
Languages: 
English
Author(s): 
Pérez‐Escamilla R, Martinez J, Segura‐Pérez S