These are a selection of sample policies and guides that may be of use to staff with responsibility for writing a facility's own policies and guidelines.
Baby Friendly Implementation Guidance
These documents contains guidance for each Step/Point of the Baby Friendly standards.
Developing a breastfeeding strategy
‘Developing a breastfeeding strategy’ is intended for all those responsible for, or involved in, developing a breastfeeding strategy for a PCT, health board or similar.
This document is designed to help you write a curriculum and so plan your breastfeeding training programme effectively.
Hypoglycaemia policy guidelines
This document is intended to help hospitals to develop guidelines for the prevention and management of hypoglycaemia in the “at risk” infant. It may be used to support the development of new guidelines or to decide whether the current guidelines will help the staff to practise in a way which will meet the standards for Baby Friendly accreditation.
Sample infant feeding policies
The Baby Friendly Initiative has produced sample maternity, community and neonatal infant feeding policies for facilities to use as references when writing their own policy.
Caring for your baby at night
This leaflet, endorsed by the CPHVA, RCM and FSID, is designed to offer helpful, practical advice on coping at night.
Best practice standards for neonatal units
The neonatal unit standards are intended to provide guidance on best practice. Currently, UNICEF UK does not provide an accreditation programme for neonatal units.
A guide for health workers to working within the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
This guide provides health professionals with an overview of the relevant UK legislation pertaining to formula milk advertising, the importance of the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (which is part of the Baby Friendly Initiative’s standards), the different forms of promotion and how to watch out for them, and how to take action against misleading adverts.
Moving from the current to the new Baby Friendly Initiative standards: A guide for those working towards or maintaining Baby Friendly accreditation
For those working towards or maintaining Baby Friendly accreditation, implementing the new standards will take time. To help with this, we have produced a brief guide to what will be expected at assessment as the new standards are introduced in a phased approach.
Donations to UNICEF UK do not fund the Baby Friendly Initiative, the expenses of the Baby Friendly Initiative are covered by the costs of training and assessment. No element of profit for UNICEF or the baby friendly initiative is included in these costs. © 2010 UNICEF UK.