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Table 2 Assessment of guideline quality by AGREE II tool

From: Review of guidelines on expression, storage and transport of breast milk for infants in hospital, to guide formulation of such recommendations in Sri Lanka

  MHW 2 (%) MHW 3 (%) MHW 4 (%) RWH 3 (%) HMBANA (%) WHO (%)
Scope and purpose 97 94 94 89 78 94
Stakeholder involvement 42 61 50 25 22 100
Rigor of development 16 13 13 9 44 56
Clarity and presentation 92 89 89 92 94 100
Applicability 25 58 38 40 29 96
Editorial independence 13 25 25 13 50 100
  1. MHW 2 Breast milk Expression Procedure (2012) from Mercy Hospital for Women [18], MHW 3 Breast Milk Expressing Equipment Management Procedure (2014) from Mercy, Hospital for Women [19], MHW 4 Expressed Breast Milk (EBM): Storage and Management in Neonatal Services, Procedure from Mercy Hospital for Women [20], RWH 3 Infant Feeding: Expressed Breast Milk: Management in Newborn Services from, Royal Women’s Hospital [37], HMBANA Best Practice for Expressing, Storing and Handling Human Milk in Hospitals, Homes, and Child Care Settings.© HMBANA. 3rd Edition from Human Milk Banking Association of North America [30], WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative - revised, updated and expanded for integrated care, Section 3 - Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in a Baby-Friendly Hospital. A 20-hour course for maternity staff from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Wellstart [31]