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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative statement on new bed sharing research
Following publication today in BMJ Open of a new paper on the link between bed-sharing and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative has issued the following statement.
Alex Salmond to open Baby Friendly annual conference
We are pleased to confirm that Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, will give the opening address at this year's conference in Glasgow on November 27-28.
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative supports call for adherence to International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative today urged supporters to join the call for formula milk companies to change their marketing techniques, as outlined in the recent Save the Children report ‘Superfood for Babies’.
UNICEF UK launches guide to formula milk advertising for UK health professionals
Health professionals in the UK need to be fully aware of marketing practices of infant formula companies, warned the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative today, as it launched new guidance to help clarify good practice.
UNICEF UK statement on new research into neonatal hypernatraemia
New research published today in Archives of Disease in Childhood has attracted interest for highlighting the relationship between lack of support for breastfeeding and neonatal hypernatraemia.
Northern Ireland conference announced
The Northern Ireland Breastfeeding and Relationship Conference takes place on 25 June at the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast.
New report calls for global action to support breastfeeding
Save The Children has today launched a new report calling for more support for breastfeeding and action to prevent formula companies using damaging marketing practices.
Department of Health restates guidance on preparation of infant formula
The Chief Medical Officer and Director for Public Health Nursing in England have written to health professionals to restate existing guidance on preparing infant formula.
Exciting announcements at Baby Friendly Conference in Cardiff
Delegates at last week’s sold-out Baby Friendly Initiative annual conference heard some notable announcements that will mean greater support for breastfeeding and improved standards of care for mothers and babies over the next few years.
UNICEF UK welcomes data showing more UK babies are being breastfed for longer
New research published today shows that more women are breastfeeding for longer, reflecting the impact of improved care and support across the NHS.
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