A breastfeeding policy has been established to
protect, promote, and support the practice of breastfeeding in the institution.
a) The "International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk
Substitutes" and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly are
b) A written "infant feeding policy" has been
created and regularly shared with staff and parents.
c) Continuous monitoring and data management systems have
Staff members have been equipped with the
necessary knowledge, competence, and skills to support mothers in
Pregnant women and their families are informed
about the importance and management of breastfeeding.
Support is provided to mothers to initiate early
skin-to-skin contact with their babies immediately after birth, start
breastfeeding as soon as possible, and maintain uninterrupted contact.
Support is offered to mothers in managing common
difficulties encountered in initiating and sustaining breastfeeding.
Unless medically necessary, no food or fluids
other than breast milk are given to newborns.
Mothers are encouraged to keep their babies with
them and stay in the same room 24 hours a day.
Support is provided to mothers in recognizing
and responding to signs of hunger from their babies.
Counseling services are available to mothers
regarding the use of bottles, pacifiers, and their associated risks.
Prior to discharge, parents are informed about
centers where they can access continuous support and care services related to
breastfeeding for themselves and their babies.