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Colorado Baby-Friendly Hospital Collaborative

Welcome to the Colorado Baby-Friendly Hospital Collaborative (CBFHC). This collaborative was established to improve breastfeeding rates and practices in Colorado by helping hospitals work together to achieve “Baby-Friendly” status. The World Health Organization and UNICEF established The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in 1992 to recognize hospitals that meet the standards of the evidence-based Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.  Hospitals that achieve Baby-Friendly status are helping mothers and babies get a healthy start in life and helping reverse the childhood obesity epidemic plaguing Colorado.


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment supports the hospitals in this collaborative by providing training, resources and opportunities for collaboration between hospitals striving for the Baby Friendly designation.


Hospitals that have achieved Baby-Friendly designation
Success stories
Data Collection Planning  March 11, 2014
Presentation handout pdf file of Jennifer Matranga MS, BSN, RN, CCE, IBCLC 
Clinical Director, Baby-Friendly USA  
CDPHE presentation for hospital staff, Dec. 10, 2013
Marianne Neifert presentation for hospital leaders, April 30, 2012
PowerPoint   (Best if opened in Chrome)
Marianne Neifert presentation for hospitals building Baby-Friendly teams, March 21, 2013
Speaker handout   (Best if opened in Chrome)
Logic Model (not yet available)