Infant feeding care during Covid-19

New research by the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative

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The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has created new challenges for health professionals to navigate, from reduced staffing and redeployment to the replacement of face-to-face consultations with virtual care.

As the effects of the crisis continued to unfold, the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative aimed to better understand how infant feeding provision across maternity, neonatal and community services was affected by conducting a series of surveys in April and August 2020 via the National Infant Feeding Network (NIFN). Download the summary of results documents for a detailed look at the findings of both surveys.

Additional resources 

For a selection of recent research on the ongoing coronavirus crisis, view our dedicated Covid-19 research page

Guidance and resources for health professionals during the pandemic can be found here.

Summary of Results: Survey 1


Summary of Results: Survey 2


Resources for health professionals during Covid-19