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Table 7 Results of the facilitators of and barriers to BFHI operation – overview of categories and sub-categories

From: The bumpy road to implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Austria: a qualitative study

Category Sub-category
Facilitators of BFHI operation Skills of the staff
Management support
Getting staff on board
Barriers to BFHI operation Lack of time and staff resources
Old patterns
Personal experiences
Lack of physician buy-in
Tensions between care for mothers and care for babies
Intra- and inter-professional discontinuation of the BFHI care-chain
Language and literacy barriers of mothers and their relatives
Expectations of mothers and their relatives