Breastfeeding certificate

Good and clear advice is important when it comes to breastfeeding.

We work according to the 10 rules of thumb for successful breastfeeding developed by WHO and Unicef:

  1. There is a written breastfeeding policy, which is communicated to all employees involved.
  2. All employees involved learn the skills necessary to implement the policy.
  3. All pregnant women are being educated about the benefits and practice of breastfeeding.
  4. Mothers have skin-on-skin contact with their baby for at least an hour directly after birth and women are encouraged to take advantage of the baby’s readiness to breastfeeding and are offered assistance if necessary.
  5. It is explained how to latch on to the baby and how to maintain milk production, even if the baby has to be separated from the mother.
  6. The new-borns do not receive anything other than breastfeeding, nor extra liquids, unless medically indicated.
  7. Mother and child may stay together in a room day and night.
  8. Breastfeeding on demand is pursued.
  9. Breastfed new-borns are not given a teat or pacifier.
  10. Contacts are maintained with other institutions and disciplines about breastfeeding support and parents are referred to breastfeeding organisations.

De Geboortezaak has the breastfeeding certificate from WHO/Unicef.