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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
A unique opportunity to apply for financial and practical support to gain Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation in your neonatal unit
Access to Nutrition Index report on the marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
We welcome this report which puts much needed figures and hard data onto the global situation around the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, a $50bn industry.
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The Daily Mail reports on an unpublished study on breastfeeding and allergies. While we cannot comment fully on the study as it is as yet unpublished, we would urge caution in interpreting the results.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.
Statement on the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative
In response to Madeleine Morris's blog in Huff Post Parents, 21st October 2015.
Donations to UNICEF UK do not fund the Baby Friendly Initiative, the expenses of the Baby Friendly Initiative are covered by the costs of training and assessment. No element of profit for UNICEF or the baby friendly initiative is included in these costs. © 2010 UNICEF UK.