Table 5.

How Pediatricians' Advice and the Policies of Their Hospitals Comply with the US Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

% Compliance
Maintain written hospital policy that is available to all staff38
Train all health care staff to follow policyN/A
Inform pregnant women about breastfeeding so they can make an informed decision11
Breastfed within 1 hour of delivery44
Demonstrate proper breastfeeding to mothersN/A
Give nothing but breast milk unless medically indicated79
Rooming-in 24 hours per day51
Unrestricted breastfeeding36
No pacifiers in hospital23
Establish support groups for parents within the community47
  • N/A indicates data not requested in or derived from Periodic Survey.