Hospitals

NMBTF provides various resources to support the BFH designation journey and the implementation of best practices, all free of charge. Below are the opportunities available:

Technical Assistance

    • Need help understanding new changes, supporting your team, or implementing your action plan?
    • Our clinical team is available to provide in person or virtual "Lactation Best Practice" training for hospitals not currently on the Baby Friendly pathway
    • Lactation 101 Hospital Best Practices

Funding Available to support:

      • Enrollment
      • Re-designation
      • Education
      • Mock surveys
      • Educational materials
      • Staff training
      • Other needs
    • Note: Limited funding is available for NM Hospitals only.

Mock Surveys: Preparing for an onsite assessment?

    • Our clinical team can perform 1-day or 1 1/2 day mock surveys.
    • Receive a thorough report celebrating achievements and identifying areas for improvement.
  1. Bi-Monthly Hospital Office Hours
    • Join Bi-Monthly Hospital Office Hours for:
      • Lactation best practices
      • Baby-friendly peer support
      • Brainstorming
      • Cross collaboration
      • Sustainability planning
      •  Bi-Monthly Hospital Office Hours Schedule
        • Jun 20th 2024
        • Aug 15th 2024
        • Oct 17th 2024
        • Dec 19th 2024
        • Apr 17th 2025
        • Feb 20th 2025
        • Jun 19th 2025

Cross Collaboration

    • Opportunities for cross-collaboration and community connections to enhance your program's effectiveness.

The Provider ABCs of Lactation: Coming Soon!

    • A resource dedicated to educating providers on the essentials of lactation support.

Additional resources: 

For any additional questions or to access these resources, please feel free to reach out to our team at any time.

Is your hospital Baby-Friendly? The 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are:

CRITICAL MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES:

1 A. Comply fully with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and relevant World Health Assembly resolutions.
1 B. Have a written infant feeding policy that is routinely communicated to staff and parents.
1 C. Establish ongoing monitoring and data-management systems.
2. Ensure that staff have sufficient knowledge, competence and skills to support breastfeeding.

KEY CLINICAL PRACTICES:

3. Discuss the importance and management of breastfeeding with pregnant women and their families.
4. Facilitate immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and support mothers to initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth.
5. Support mothers to initiate and maintain breastfeeding and manage common difficulties.
6. Do not provide breastfed newborns any food or fluids other than breast-milk, unless medically indicated.
7. Enable mothers and their infants to remain together and to practice rooming-in 24 hours a day.
8. Support mothers to recognize and respond to their infants’ cues for feeding.
9. Counsel mothers on the use and risks of feeding bottles, artificial nipples (teats) and pacifiers.
10. Coordinate discharge so that parents and their infants have timely access to ongoing support and care.

Contact the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force for support on making your hospital Baby-Friendly™

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Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84536319268

Meeting ID: 845 3631 9268

Baby Friendly Hospitals and Clinics