The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as an Intervention to Improve Breastfeeding Rates: A Review of the Literature.

@article{HoweHeyman2016TheBH,
  title={The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as an Intervention to Improve Breastfeeding Rates: A Review of the Literature.},
  author={Abigail Howe-Heyman and Melanie Lutenbacher},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2016},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={77-102}
}
INTRODUCTION The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is considered to be an evidence-based program that improves breastfeeding outcomes, but primary research on the topic has been limited. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the literature and synthesize findings to determine the effectiveness of the BFHI as an intervention to improve breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity. METHODS A review of literature published from 1991 to October 2014 using MEDLINE, CINAHL… CONTINUE READING