Province's Baby-Friendly Initiative addresses health system quality

The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is not only about protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Embedded within its implemention are opportunities for quality improvement around safety, infection prevention and control, continuity of care, informed decision making, family-centred care, staff competency, documentation, food security and patient experience and satisfaction. 'The Baby-Friendly Initiative: A Quality Improvement Primer' describes the ten aspects of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Quality Framework that are embedded within the BFI.