The Baby Friendly Initiative has produced sample maternity, health visiting and neonatal infant feeding policies and self-assessment checklists for facilities to use as references when writing their own policy. These policies have been updated (August 2013) to reflect the new Baby Friendly standards.
Facilities are welcome to adopt a sample policy in its entirety, to incorporate parts of it into an existing policy, or to use it in another way. It is important to note, however, that deviation from any of the basic elements of the policy will result in a policy which does not meet the criteria.
Sample maternity policy
Sample health visiting policy
Sample neonatal policy
Sample children's centre policy
Maternity policy self-assessment checklist
Health visiting policy self-assessment checklist
Neonatal policy self-assessment checklist
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.