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Implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Steps in Iowa Hospitals.
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PMID:  23030657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the status of each of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Ten Steps and associated policies in Iowa hospitals. DESIGN: Exploratory, descriptive study using the World Health Organization BFHI self-assessment survey. SETTING: Iowa hospitals with maternity services. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three Iowa hospital administrators. METHODS: Hospitals were classified by level of implementation of each of the Ten Steps and related criteria. RESULTS: The majority of the hospitals were implementing at least three of the Ten Steps. The most widely adopted policy, encouraging breastfeeding on demand, was implemented by 83% of the hospitals. None of the hospitals had implemented all six criteria included in Step One. Step One describes a written breastfeeding policy routinely communicated to all healthcare staff. CONCLUSION: Implementation of the steps varied by hospital locale; urban hospitals had higher implementation rates for Step 10 than rural hospitals. Areas identified as needing the greatest attention by hospitals were posting of breastfeeding policy, evaluation, and providing education to all mothers.
Catherine J Lillehoj; Brenda L Dobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6909     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
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