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Table 4 Summary of validated guidelines to strengthen the baby and mother friendly initiative

From: Perceptions and experiences of nurse managers of the implementation of the baby and mother friendly initiative in Namibia: a qualitative study

Theme Category Guideline
Extent of implementation of the BMFI programme Capacity • Improve working condition of staff
Training • Training
Perceived benefits of the BMFI Programme Community development • Community development.
Challenges/hindrance to the implementation of the BMFI programme Physical environment • Improving physical environment
Perception regarding implementation of the BMFI programme • Addressing perceptions regarding implementation of the BMFI
Socio- economic factors • Addressing socio-economic factors that affect mothers’ feeding choice
Teenage motherhood • Supporting teenage mothers to continue breastfeeding while schooling.
Recommendations for strengthening the BMFI programme Development of healthcare professionals • Development of healthcare professionals.
Community development • Community development
Maternal support • Maternal support