Baby and Mother Friendly Community Initiatives
As part of SCFO’s vision to create a breastfeeding culture in the community, where breastfeeding would be valued, protected and considered as normal, not only within health care facilities but also in workplaces, daycare centers and nurseries, and public places, the three community-based initiatives were founded. These initiatives empower parents, families, and other caregivers to aid in promoting, protecting and supporting childhood development.
‘Breastfeeding-Friendly Nurseries’ provide information and support to mothers on how to maintain their milk supply and to continue to breastfeed. They are also a privileged environment to educate children under their care (and their parents) towards restoring a breastfeeding culture by ensuring:
1. Training the caregivers.
2. Providing a room for the mothers (to express their milk or breastfeed their babies in the nursery).
3. Creating an environment portraying breastfeeding as the norm.
Fully-accredited initiatives are officially awarded a “Baby & Mother-Friendly” label.
Registered & Accredited Breastfeeding-Friendly Nurseries