Preparing to go Baby Friendly

Before beginning the staged assessment, there are several steps to plan how you are going to change practice and ensure the commitment and policies are in place to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation.

Registering Intent and achieving a Certificate of Commitment by putting in place an infant feeding policy are key parts of the process, while an Implementation Visit may be a useful tool in developing an action plan. For more information on Baby Friendly practices, read our guide to the Baby Friendly standards.

Please note that these pages are for maternity, neonatal, health visiting and children’s centre facilities. For universities, please refer to the dedicated section on our website.