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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 20th to 26th 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.
Support for neonatal units to achieve Baby Friendly accreditation
Thanks to the Burdett Trust, six neonatal units are being offered a unique opportunity to receive financial and practical support to gain Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation.
Hollie McNish interview: Baby Friendly conference
Catch UK poet Hollie McNish here, talking about our 2015 conference, and how interesting and valuable she's found it.
In response to the Daily Mail article on breastfeeding and allergies
The Daily Mail reports on an unpublished study on breastfeeding and allergies. While we cannot comment fully on the study as it is as yet unpublished, we would urge caution in interpreting the results.
New neonatal guidance document: part of new suite of Baby Friendly resources to support you
We are delighted to publish our neonatal guidance document, the latest in our suite of resources and materials to help you bring your neonatal unit through to accreditation.
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