Beyond BFHI: The Spatz 10-Step and Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Model to Improve Human Milk and Breastfeeding Outcomes

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Abstract

A report released by the World Health Organization states that worldwide less than 10% of birth occur in hospitals certified through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Furthermore, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative's primary focus is on breastfeeding for healthy, mother-infant dyads. This article provides alternative models for implementing evidence-based care during maternal-infant separation so that mothers can achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. These include the Spatz 10-step model for human milk and breastfeeding in vulnerable infants and the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse model. Clinical outcome data are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the models as well as a road map of strategies to implement the models and measure outcomes.

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