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JAMA Network Clinical Guideline Synopsis
November 26, 2018

World Health Organization Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Guideline and 2018 Implementation Guidance

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 26, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3808

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.