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.

  • New standards UNICEF UK/Gaby Jeffs 2012

    Guide to the Baby Friendly Initiative Standards In 2012, UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative published revised standards for maternity, neonatal, health visiting (or specialist public health nursing) and children’s centre (or equivalent early years’ community settings) services.

  • A family in East London UNICEF UK/Gaby Jeffs 2012

    The evidence and rationale for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards The evidence and rationale for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards, is a new publication that brings together all the evidence behind Baby Friendly’s new standards around breastfeeding and relationship-building.  

  • Breastfeeding counsellor training UNICEF UK/Gaby Jeffs 2012

    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. 

  • Mother and baby in hospital UNICEF UK/Jill Jennings 2009

    Preventing disease and saving resources Preventing disease and saving resources: the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK is a new report commissioned by UNICEF UK that looks at the cost to the NHS of low breastfeeding rates in the UK 

  • Baby Friendly Logo UNICEF UK 2010

    Curriculum guidance This document is designed to help you write a curriculum and so plan your breastfeeding training programme effectively. 

  • Baby Friendly Logo UNICEF UK 2010

    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. 

  • Step 8 UNICEF UK/Jill Jennings 2006

    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. 

  • Baby Friendly Logo UNICEF UK 2010

    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. 

  • Baby Friendly Logo UNICEF UK 2010

    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. 

  • Developing a breastfeeding strategy UNICEF UK 2009

    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. Please note that this is a historical document.