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BFHI Documents

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is part of the Baby Friendly Aotearoa Programme. The BFHI criteria for Aotearoa New Zealand are based on the UNICEF/WHO Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Revised and Updated 2018. The global assessment tool forms the basis of the audit and accreditation procedure for all countries. In Aotearoa New Zealand amendments and clarifications to the accreditation documents have been made and the format of the documents differ.

The 2023 BFHI documents for Aotearoa New Zealand are presented in six parts.

Throughout the documents there are research findings to support the BFHI programme. A comprehensive list of resources and research articles can be found in Part 4: Breastfeeding Resources for Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you have any questions, please contact NZBA's Baby Friendly Advisor: [email protected]

BFHI Documents 2023

Part 1: Background and Implementation of Baby Friendly in Aotearoa New Zealand

Part 2: Criteria/Standards

Part 3A: Background Information for BFHI Audit

Part 3B: Pre-Audit Questionnaire

Part 4: Breastfeeding Resources for Aotearoa New Zealand

Part 5: Self-Assessment Survey

Part 6: Audit Questions Outline for Staff