ABM Clinical Protocol #7: Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding
The purpose of this protocol is to offer a ‘‘Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding,’’ which includes an ‘‘Infant Feeding Policy.’’ The protocol only includes statements that are based on evidence or global recommendations in this document, which is intended to be a model for facilities seeking to implement high-quality perinatal care.
It will need to be adapted to each specific institution, for example by including the name of the institution, and the date of revision, and follow each facility’s institutional process for approval and implementation. This protocol includes all the elements covered by the BFHI ‘‘Global Criteria’.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine