There has been interest and debate concerning the safety and efficacy of some of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) practices and designation criteria.1-5 The revised World Health Organization (WHO) evidence document6 provides the evidence basis for the BFHI Implementation Guidance draft7 and final documents.8 This synopsis focuses on guideline issues that are complicated.
Bass JL, Gartley T, Kleinman R. World Health Organization Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Guideline and 2018 Implementation Guidance. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 26, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3808
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