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For healthcare providers:

The New Mexico Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Project strives to support healthcare providers in the state of New Mexico by:

1) Developing curricula for medical and nursing schools

2) Providing continuing education for providers on how to meet the Baby-Friendly USA and the Joint Commission Perinatal Core Measure on exclusive breastfeeding requirements

3) Creating networking opportunities within and across disciplines

Becoming Baby-Friendly™ involves giving patients the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue nursing their babies. This effort is based on a 1991 World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) set of criteria established to offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. Birthing facilities who become Baby-Friendly™ successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding [1] and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes [2].

[1] The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breast-feeding: The Special Role of Maternity Services. Geneva: WHO, 1989.

[2] International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. Geneva: WHO, 1981.

TJC Perinatal Core Measure of Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding_ Implications for Practice (1.5 hrs CNE)
Fri, August 22 from 11:30 - noon
Email to register. Details and log-in instructions will be provided upon registration.

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