Baby Friendly Hospital

Corniche Hospital is a Baby Friendly Hospital following the "Ten Steps" initiated by WHO and UNICEF to promote and protect breastfeeding by implementing best practices in healthcare. The Hospital received its first accreditation in 2006 and was re-accredited again in 2010 and 2014

 

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global approach by the WHO and UNICEF to promote and protect breastfeeding by implementing best practice in healthcare.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) introduced the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in order to increase and improve breastfeeding rated throughout the world. To support hospitals implement the Baby Friendly Initiative the 'TEN STEPS TO BECOMING A BABY FRIENDLY HOSPITAL' was introduced. The aim is to provide the best information and support for breastfeeding. This will increase breastfeeding skills in the mother and make breastfeeding a more positive experience, prevent breastfeeding difficulties and promote long term health for you and your baby.

 

A Baby Friendly Hospital is assessed by Accredited BFHI Assessors to ensure the hospital is offering the best breastfeeding practice and support by following the TEN STEPS. The assessors question the staff and the patients to assess their knowledge, they look at what we do and how we do it; if they find we are following the 10 Steps accurately then they will accredit the hospital as being Baby Friendly.