Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all
Train all healthcare staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy.
Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.
Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they
are separated from their infants.
Give infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated.
Practice rooming-in, which allows mothers and infants to remain together
Encourage breastfeeding on demand.
Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers
to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.