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The Area V Altiplano Health Ministry stated in the label of Good Practice in the NHS (23/03/2015)

Experience Til You Want (HQTQ) received the endorsement of excellent practice in the Call of Practice 2014, obtaining the highest score in Strategy Birth Care and Reproductive Health.

The HQTQ experience began in 2000 in response to the important problem of early breastfeeding cessation.

During these 14 years working for maternal and child health have implemented quality standards proposed by the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and has established a process to adapt care practices to the needs and expectations of the mother so you can breastfeed your baby all the time you want.

On Monday March 16 was held at the Ministry the First Day of Practice in the NHS.

During that period, the recognition of Practice to the experiences presented to the Call 2014. The HQTQ experience, presented by the Department of Health V surrendered, has had a high valuation and consensus in the evaluation group, obtaining the qualification of excellent and highlighting in all evaluation criteria, including effectiveness, efficiency, innovation and transferability.

The Seal of Good Practice Ministry is based on the principles of the Law of quality and cohesion of the National Health System 2003 and the III Health Programme 2014-2020 through which the European Commission aims to encourage cooperation between Member states promoting sustainability and efficiency of health systems.

The HQTQ experience is a continuous process of improvement and learning, based on the EFQM model, which begins with the ethical commitment to adequate care practices to evidence continues to unfold on the basis of respect for the decisions of mothers and opens a new horizon for improvement based on the cooperation of the community to protect the mother-baby space.

The concept of protection of the mother-baby room for health and social pressures that interfere with the normal development of the delicate process of bonding and attachment established between the mother and baby after birth is in response.

This experience highlights the importance of the implementation of BFHI Initiative in all maternity, as the most efficient and cost-effective intervention to achieve the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO): Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months and complementary foods up to two years or more if desired.

After BFHI accreditation in 2004 the Hospital Virgen del Castillo as Baby Friendly Hospital, a significant increase of all breastfeeding rates in our health area was observed.

However, in Spain, despite the significant progress in the implementation of BFHI, less than 7% of babies born in one of the 17 hospitals accredited as Baby Friendly and 53% of infants not receiving milk mother at 6 months, still being considered a public health priority by the Ministry of Health and different strategies for maternal and child health.

In this sense, this experience of Practice provides clear and detailed information on the process of implementation of BFHI information.

The HQTQ experience takes a comprehensive approach to tackle the problem of premature abandonment of breastfeeding from training and sensitization of professionals to facilitate the empowerment of women with the utmost respect to the decision of the same, obtaining the necessary intersectoral and multidisciplinary coordination to while establishing the commitments of management.

The HQTQ project has achieved significant results in health in individuals and in society, highlighting the increase in rates (higher than those published in Spain) breastfeeding and lower consumption of antibiotics and special milk.

Source: erencia del Área V

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