The baby-friendly hospital initiative increases breastfeeding rates in a US neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Merewood2003TheBH,
  title={The baby-friendly hospital initiative increases breastfeeding rates in a US neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Anne Merewood and Barbara L. Philipp and Neetu Chawla and Sabrina Cimo},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={166-71}
}
This study evaluated the impact of a Baby-Friendly designation on breastfeeding rates in a US neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The medical records of all surviving infants directly admitted to the Boston Medical Center's level III, 15-bed NICU in 1995 (before Baby-Friendly policies were implemented) and 1999 (when Baby-Friendly status was granted) were reviewed. Infants receiving any breast milk by any means during the first week of enteral feeds were considered to have initiated… CONTINUE READING

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