Please note: The Baby Friendly Initiative has recently published new standards which include accreditation for neonatal units. These will be introduced during 2013-14. Read the new standards to find out more.
The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards for neonatal units were created in recognition of the need for clear guidance on what constitutes best practice for breastfeeding when babies are preterm or ill and separated from their mothers
The neonatal unit standards are intended to provide guidance on best practice. Currently, UNICEF UK does not provide an accreditation programme for neonatal units