Accrediting Centers of Breastfeeding Excellence in Viet Nam

May 8, 2019

Centers of Breastfeeding Excellence build on the foundation of the legal framework and allow hospitals can receive a designation if they create an environment that is friendly toward breastfeeding. This involves promoting skin‐to‐skin contact for babies, ensuring that mothers can successfully initiate early breastfeeding, and enabling mothers to exclusively breastfeed (regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean section). This designation serves as a good reference for hospitals when families are deciding where to deliver. This brief outlines the legislative framework and the accreditation criteria.