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Baby-Friendly Initiative

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to support breastfeeding in hospitals and health centres around the world. The Breastfeeding Committee of Canada administers the designation process in Canada based on the WHO/UNICEF “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” for hospitals and birthing centres. Canada now has 44 Baby-Friendly health facilities that operate with the gold standard in breastfeeding promotion. Globally,154 countries and 21,000 health care facilities have been awarded Baby-Friendly status.

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Accessing Primary Care

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