East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT) Baby Friendly Gold leadership team opened their doors and their arms and welcomed Chief Midwifery Officer (CMO) Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and team members from NHS England, alongside Sue Ashmore and Francesca Entwistle from Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative. The purpose of the visit was to showcase 20 years of Baby Friendly care and how ELHT are moving forward as a GOLD accredited unit and what that means both in theory and in practice.
With one month until the Baby Friendly Annual Conference (28-29 November, SEC Glasgow) we have closed booking due to reaching capacity.We are operating a waiting list to fill any spaces which become available.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has approved a new set of standards to fully prepare midwives of the future.
New study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, WHO and UNICEF estimates that around 1 in 7 babies were born with a low birthweight globally in 2015 - 20.5 million babies.
A World Health Organization (WHO) study of 16 countries across Europe has found that breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%.
A new report has found that Nestle has not fulfilled expressed commitments to remove vanilla compounds from certain products, and to remove contradictory nutritional advice on sucrose and vanilla flavourings.
New mum Kate Quilton returns to Channel 4 Dispatches to ask if formula milk is being priced fairly, and whether claims made for it are unbiased and scientifically accurate.
This Safer Sleep week, The Lullaby Trust, Public Health England, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Basis (Baby Sleep Info Source, Durham University) have collaborated to create a range of resources for parents and health professionals.
The Health and Social Committee's new report, First 1000 days of Life, discusses the profound impact that experiences in this period can have on children's health and life chances.
We are delighted that the new NHS Long Term Plan recommends Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation across all maternity services and includes a focus on improved support for families with infants in neonatal care.