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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that assists hospitals in giving mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding or safely feed with formula, and gives special recognition to hospitals that prioritize this education. The BFHI was started by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund in 1991 as a way to encourage the broad-scale implementation of and the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" (below) and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. The accrediting body and national authority for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States, is Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA).
Below are the 13 Oklahoma Hospitals that are in the BBFOK program and their current status in their journey to becoming Baby-Friendly.
11. Duncan Regional Hospital - Designation Phase
12. Integris Southwest Medical Center - Designation Phase
13. St. Anthony Shawnee - Designation Phase
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At the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC), we help facilitate a state-wide effort called "Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma" (BBFOK). Our goal is to help Oklahoma hospitals improve maternity care and increase the number of "Baby-Friendly" hospitals in Oklahoma. This initiative is funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health through the Maternal and Child Health Service. Partners include the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Office of Perinatal Quality Improvement, and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
OBRC will support you, your staff and facility leaders throughout your journey to becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma.
As part of the continuing care to help Oklahoma hospitals on their baby-friendly journey, the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center gives monthly webinars on various topics related to the Ten Steps of Successful Breastfeeding, as well as other implementation topics of interest to the Baby-Friendly Pathway.
Webinars are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at 12:00pm (CT).
See every webinar and their slides here!
See every webinar on our YouTube channel here!
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