This section contains the latest news on infant feeding, breastfeeding and the Baby Friendly Initiative. To be kept up to date, you can subscribe to our news mailings here.
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The Daily Mail reports on an unpublished study on breastfeeding and allergies. While we cannot comment fully on the study as it is as yet unpublished, we would urge caution in interpreting the results.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.
Achieving sustainability: a consultation
Our document, Achieving sustainability, is now available to view and for consultation via our online survey. We invite your views, the survey is open until 29th January 2016.
Care pathways pages
The care pathways pages are currently under review. This page provides some alternative suggestions for pages or resources might be of interest as an alternative.
World Breastfeeding Week 2015
Unicef supports World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). To keep up with events and celebrations on social media, follow #WBW2015. Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative has prepared a statement for the UK
Compassionate Connections is an online learning resource to support professionals working in infant health.
Poster presentations at 2015 conference: call for abstracts
The Baby Friendly Initiative is inviting the submission of abstracts for poster presentation at our 2015 annual conference.
New neonatal leaflet: consultation closed
Consultation on Baby Friendly’s new leaflet, You and your baby: Supporting love and nurture on the neonatal unit, is now closed.
Compendium of Maternity Statistics 2015
The Health and Social Care Information Centre for England has published a compendium of maternity statistics, bringing together the available maternity data currently published from various data sources.
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