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Leadership in Breastfeeding Policy: A Roadmap to Success
Unicef UK's Baby Friendly Initiative has developed a Roadmap to Success in Breastfeeding Policy Leadership, calling on government to create a National Infant Feeding Strategy Board.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child calls on UK to protect breastfeeding
We are delighted that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has highlighted the need to tackle the UK's extremely low breastfeeding rates in order to improve and protect children's health.
Public Health England: Breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks statistics
Public Health England has published data on breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks for the first three quarters of 2015-16 (April-December 2015).
Launch of first global report on International Code implementation
The UK Government should scale up efforts to monitor and enforce legal measures against inappropriate advertising and marketing of formula milk, teats and bottles, a new report by Unicef, WHO and IBFAN has found.
Call to Action for breastfeeding in the UK
Unicef UK's Baby Friendly Initiative has launched a Call to Action for breastfeeding in the UK, urging government to create a supportive, enabling environment for women who want to breastfeed.
Baby Friendly 2015 award photos
2015 was a busy year, with many of you gaining full Baby Friendly accreditation. See here for some photo highlights of you celebrating your awards.
First Steps Nutrition conference 20 April 2016
First Steps Nutrition "Best Foot Forward" conference is Wednesday 20th April 2016
World Breastfeeding Week 2016
This year, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week will be breastfeeding in relation to sustainability, and most importantly to the Sustainable Development Goals.
National Breastfeeding Celebration Week 2016
This year National Breastfeeding Celebration Week will run from 18th to 27th June.
The Lancet: Increasing breastfeeding worldwide could prevent over 800000 child deaths every year
The Lancet: Increasing breastfeeding worldwide could prevent over 800000 child deaths and 20000 deaths from breast cancer every year. Failing to breastfeed costs the global economy around US$302 billion every year.
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