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BFHI Link and Parent Handouts

BFHI Link is the newsletter for hospitals participating in the maternity or paediatric programmes. BFHI Link can be downloaded and distributed. Items from BFHI Link can be used in non-commercial publications provided that BFHI in Ireland is credited. Each issue contains pages for health workers and a page that can be used as a handout for parents. Your contributions to BFHI Link are welcome.

Step 2 Staff Training - benefits and low cost ways, human milk for babies in neonatal unit, BFHI as a part of National Standards
Parent Handout:
Questions about breastfeeding? (pdf 800KB)
Link Issue 51 April 2014
(pdf 2KB)

Early term or late Preterm? Assisting the baby born a little early. Time to evaluate
Parent handout:Baby signs of stres and relaxed (pdf 1.5KB)
Link Issue 50 December 2013 (pdf 1.7KB) 

Breastfeeding Rates for 2012, Reducing cost of excess formula use, Updated guidelines
Parent handout: Not happy with your care? Tell someone (pdf 1.4MB)
Link Issue 49 Sept 2013 (pdf 1.7MB)

Breastfeeding after a C-section, BFHI Web Site resources, Economic costs of not breastfeeding, Mainstreaming the BFHI
Parent handout: After a C-section (pdf 1MB)
Link Issue 48 June 2013 (pdf 1.6MB)

Labour support makes a difference, who provides support?
Parent handout: Having a support person during labour and birth (pdf 225KB)
Link Issue 47 Dec 2012 (pdf 419KB)

BFHI Makes a Difference, Survey on Educational Materials, Think Before You Participate in Formula Marketing Events
Parent Handout: Guide to the HSE National Infant Feeding Policy (See the Project Resources Page for link to the full policy)
Polasaí Cothaithe Naíonáin - Treoir do Thuismitheoirí
Informacija tėvams apie vaikų maitinimo nuostatas
Przewodnik dla rodziców po karnieniu noworodka (Polish)
Link Issue 46 Sept 2012 (pdf 500KB)

Principles versus Techniques of positioning
Handout: Crossword
Link Issue 45 May 2012 (pdf 378KB)

Exclusive breastfeeding and starting complementary feeding
Parent handout: Is my baby ready for solid foods? (pdf 219KB)
Link Issue 44 Dec 2011(pdf 600KB)

Women who are not breastfeeding
Parent handout: What if I am considering formula feeding?
(pdf 169KB)
Link Issue 43 Sept 2011 (pdf 549KB)

Breastfeeding Rates
Parent handout: When you are minding a breastfed baby (pdf 135KB)
Link Issue 42 April 2011(pdf 600KB)

Infant weight changes first few days
Parent handout: Leaflets available from BFHI (pdf 259KB)
Link Issue 41 December 2010 (pdf 1000KB)

Ideas for National Breastfeeding Week, Steps to Supporting Breastfeeding
Parent handout: What to expect in a Baby Friendly Hospital (pdf 127KB)
Link Issue 40 September 2010 (pdf 663KB)

All staff have a role in protecting breastfeeding (Step 2)
Parent handout: Signs that feeding is going well (Step 5) (pdf 176KB)
Link Issue 39 May 2010 (pdf 852KB)

Breastfeeding protects in emergencies
Parent handout: Feeding babies during emergencies
(pdf 221KB)
Link Issue 38 December 2009 (pdf 661KB)

Swine flu, Languages other than English
Antenatal discussion checklist (pdf 15KB)
Link Issue 37 October 2009 (pdf 1MB)

Breastfeeding the Near-term Infant
Parent Handout: Coping with pain during labour (pdf 10KB)
Link Issue 36 June 2009 (pdf 938KB)

Preterm infants need mothers' milk
Parent Handout: Mother's milk is important for a premature baby (pdf 213KB)
Link Issue 35 December 2008 (pdf 591KB)

Using the website resources of BFHI
Parent Handout: Breastfeeding is Green (pdf 138KB)
Link Issue 34 September 2008 (pdf 1MB)

When mother is ill or a hospital patient
Parent Handout: Learning baby signs (pdf 617KB)
Link Issue 33 May 2008 (pdf 437KB)

Antenatal Information and Discusion: Revision to Step 3
Parent Handout: What can a father do? (pdf 517KB)
Link Issue 32 December 2007 (pdf 607KB)

Reasons for Supplementing the Breastfeeding Baby

Parent Handout - does your baby need more than mother's milk? (pdf 276KB)

Link Issue 31 August 2007 (pdf 542KB)

Breastfeeding at Work
Keeping up BFHI Standards
Parent Handout - Breastfeeding and working away from home (pdf 77KB)
Link Issue 30 March 2007 (pdf 731KB)

Grieving while lactating
Link Issue 29 December 2006 (pdf 463KB)

Our new baby a colouring page for children

Infant Weight Gain

Parent Handout - Do I have enough milk? (pdf 184KB)

Link Issue 28 September 2006 (pdf 527KB)

Composition of Human Milk

Parent Handout - Mother's Milk is Magic (pdf 234KB)

Link Issue 27 June 2006 (pdf 650KB)

Birth Practices and Breastfeeding

Parent Handout - Letter from baby (pdf 58KB)

Link Issue 26 March 2006 (pdf 489KB)

Expression of Breastmilk - Step Four

Parent handout - Milk Expression (pdf 58KB)

Link Issue 25 January 2006 (pdf 410KB)

Providing Information Without Marketing

Parent Handout - Types of infant formula (pdf 46KB)

Link Issue 24 September 2005 (pdf 482KB)

Sustaining Breastfeeding
Parent Handout - Breastfeeding the older baby (pdf 163KB)
Link Issue 23 June 2005 (pdf 425KB)

Research Update, List of Past articles
Link Issue 22 March 2005  (pdf 561KB)
Parent Handout - Pregnancy is a good time to discuss... (English)     (with QR Code)

Nėštumo metu gerai aptarti ... (Lithuanian)
Votre grossesse est un bon moment pour vous informer .... (French)
Ihre Schwangerschaft ist eine gute Zeit, folgende Punkte zu diskutieren ... (German)
Okres ciązy to dobry czas na rozwazania ... (Polish)
                                                 (Arabic)  حملك هو الوقت المناسب لمناقشة ما يلي ... 

Staff Training for Breastfeeding
Link Issue 21 December 2004 (pdf 599KB)
Parent handout - Before you go home, make sure ...
Przed wypisem do domu upewnij się, ze ....
Bevor Sie nachhause gehen, seien Sie sicher, dass ... (German)

When a Breastfeeding Mother is Ill and Is Your Whole Hospital Breastfeeding Supportive
Parent handout - When breastfeeding mother is ill, breastfeeding can continue (pdf 28KB)
Link Issue 20 September 2004 (pdf 152KB)

Research Update: Skin to Skin contact and Kangaroo Care
Parent handout - When your grandchild is breastfed  (pdf 220KB)
Link Issue 19 June 2004 (pdf 688KB)

Maternal Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Parent handout - Healthy Eating while breastfeeding
Link Issue 18 March 2004 (pdf 768KB)

Breastfeeding is Health Promoting
Special Insert for Hospital Administrators
Link Issue 17 December 2003
(pdf 435KB)

Mothers with a disability
Parent handout - Mothers with a disability and breastfeeding
(pdf 64KB)
Link Issue 16 August 2003 (pdf 430KB)

Breastfeeding Information on the Web
Parent handout - Looking for Breastfeeding Information on the Internet?
(pdf 36KB)
Link Issue 15 June 2003
(pdf 471KB)

Breastfeeding Support at Work
Parent handout - Balancing breastfeeding and employment
(pdf 76KB)
Link Issue 14 Dec 2002 (pdf 672KB)

How Long to Breastfeed  
Parent handout - Exclusive Breastfeeding for Six Months (pdf 204KB)
Link Issue 13 Sept 2002
(pdf 605KB)

Breastfeeding in Paediatric Units
Parent handout - Breastfeeding your baby in hospital
(pdf 80KB)
Link Issue 12 March 2002
(pdf 829KB)

Code of Marketing
Parent handout -
Informed Choice (pdf 156KB) 
Link Issue 11 November 2001
(pdf 699KB)

Cup Feeding - Step Nine
Parent handout - Cup Feeding (pdf 292KB)
Link Issue 10 July 2001
(pdf 749KB)

Avoiding Artificial Teats and Dummies - Step Nine
Parent handout - When Baby Cries
 (pdf 28KB)
Link Issue 9 February 2001
(pdf 608KB)

Exclusive Breastfeeding - Step Six
Parent handout - Just One Bottle
(pdf 20KB)
Link Issue 8 November 2000 (pdf 497KB)

Baby-led Feeding - Step Eight
Parent handout - Baby-led or Demand Feeding
(pdf 60KB)
Link Issue 7 September 2000 (pdf 459KB)

Step Three: Antenatal Information 
Parent handout - Father can help with breastfeeding (pdf 120KB)
Link Issue 6 June 2000 (pdf 105KB) 

Step Two: Training 
Parents handout- Importance of Breastfeeding
(pdf 120KB)
Link Issue 5 March 2000
(pdf 94KB)

Step Ten: Ongoing Support
Sample sheet for support information

Not available on the web at present

Step One: Policy Development
Sample Parent's Guide to the Policy 
Updated See Issue 46
Link Issue 3 October 1999 (pdf 141KB)

Early Initiation - Step Four
Parent handout - Skin to Skin Contact because ...
(pdf 8KB)
Link Issue 2 July 1999 (pdf 366KB)

Rooming-in - Step Seven
Link Issue 1 May 1999 (pdf 351KB)
Parent handout - Rooming-in with your baby


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