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BFCI Process Overview and Documents

The aim of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) documents for Aotearoa New Zealand is to:

  • Increase the percentage of babies that are breastfed
  • Increase the duration of exclusive breastfeeding, and
  • Sustain breastfeeding beyond six months alongside the introduction of appropriate, adequate and safe complementary foods

You can become BFCI accredited as an individual health worker, as a service or as a grouping of services.

For individuals:

Baby Friendly Accreditation for Lead Maternity Carers

Baby Friendly Accreditation for Individual Health Workers

For services:

  1. Overview of the process
  2. BFCI getting started and process
  3. Register of intent
  4. BFCI self-appraisal questionnaire
  5. Action plan

A full set of the BFCI documents is available from NZBA.  Please contact us on [email protected]

Please note:  not all points are applicable to all service providers.  It is therefore important to discuss each aspect with your BFCI Co-ordinator to ensure you focus on the areas applicable to your service(s).