- August 28, 2018: Several tools have been updated and posted in the following phases in the Baby-Friendly USA portal: Development, Dissemination, Designation, Annual Quality Improvement (AQI) and Re-Designation. Please refer to the specific phases’ NOTICES/UPDATES section of the portal for descriptions of changes.
August 2, 2018: Important Change to the 2016 Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria for Step 9, Criterion 9.1.2, effective November 1, 2018.
BFUSA has decided to reinstate the relevant 2010 criteria for Step 9. This specifically applies to criterion 9.1.2 which will now say:
"Observations in the postpartum unit and any well-baby observation areas will indicate that at least 80% of breastfeeding infants are not using bottles, or, if they are, their mothers have been informed of the risks and this education is documented in the medical record."
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