A meta-ethnographic study of health care staff perceptions of the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

@article{Schmied2014AMS,
  title={A meta-ethnographic study of health care staff perceptions of the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Health Initiative.},
  author={Virginia Schmied and Gillian Thomson and Anna Byrom and Elaine Burns and Athena Sheehan and Fiona Dykes},
  journal={Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={242-9}
}
BACKGROUND Implementation of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) is associated with increases in breastfeeding initiation and duration of exclusive breastfeeding and 'any' breastfeeding. However, implementation of the BFHI is challenging. AIM To identify and synthesise health care staff perceptions of the WHO/UNICEF BFHI and identify facilitators and barriers for implementation. METHOD Seven qualitative studies, published between 2003 and 2013 were analysed using meta-ethnographic… CONTINUE READING

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