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Influencing a Paradigm Shift in the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI)

by Fiona Clare Dykes, PhD, MA, RM, ADM, FHEA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: .75 CERP, .75 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Conference Recording
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: ABM Conference 2019
Abstract:

In this presentation, Fiona Dykes describes a program of research that has significantly contributed to a paradigm shift in the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI). In 2013, Unicef UK BFI published a revised set of evidence-based standards for all maternity and children's services placing a particular emphasis on mother-infant relationship building rather than the previous specific emphasis on breastfeeding (Unicef UK 2013).

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Delegates will be able to explain importance of relationships being central to breastfeeding at an organizational, family, and staff-parent level;
Objective 2: Delegates will be able to investigate the ways in which we can shift the focus from breastfeeding as a mechanistic and productive process, concerned primarily with nutrition to a relational one;
Objective 3: Delegates will be able to describe the influence of culture and paradigmatic stance upon our way(s) of conceptualising infant and young child feeding and breastfeeding.


Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.75  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks