Category Archives: Baby-Friendly History

Top 10 Baby-Friendly Reminders Inspired by Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg’s recent criticism of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a reminder that misconceptions need to be addressed. Here are my top 10 Baby-Friendly facts. Baby-Friendly represents a set of maternity practices … Continue reading

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How it all began for us…

I don’t know yet if this is a typical beginning. My hope is that blogtobabyfriendly will draw hospitals together, and we can share our stories. From those stories, hospitals that haven’t begun their Baby-Friendly story can be encouraged to begin.  … Continue reading

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Let’s start at the very beginning…

If you happened to be visiting Florence, Italy in August 1990, you may have been near the conception of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). The United States Agency for International Development and the Swedish International Development Authority sponsored a World … Continue reading

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