What are the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and Baby Friendly Awards?

An educated workforce and Stage 3: Our networks spread further with workplace branches, student forums and societies. Search our site. An extra couple of 2-day training courses were held for Children Centre staff, family support workers, breastfeeding counsellors and a few health visiting staff who had been unable to attend the 3-day course.

The course will equip healthcare professionals responsible for maternity and postnatal services with knowledge and skills to implement changes around the move to new UNICEF standards. In common with the rest of the UK, breastfeeding initiation rates in Bristol had been steadily rising. Courses were slow to fill up initially but then gained momentum as staff recommended the course to their colleagues. The Royal College of Midwives, a company limited by guarantee, registration number During the assessment visit all the mothers interviewed that had attended breast feeding services were really pleased with the support offered to them by Sutton and Merton Community Services.

Workplace support In this section you will find: For further reading please see: The updated process was also used for strengthening the BFHI-related training courses.

The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Find out more. A proactive approach was needed to fill courses. A course for infant feeding leads will take place at The Royal Oldham Hospital on 24 and 25 April and is open to healthcare professionals across the North West region. Support for parents Read more.

Local service achieves Unicef ‘Baby Friendly’ accreditation

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I was asked to be part of the group that were revising the standards as lots of new evidence has been published since the inception of UNICEF standards in Assessment is a rigorous procedure and ensures best practice standards are adopted.

Altnagelvin Celebrates UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Success

This publication and its contents has been superseded by a more recent version. News, views and analysis In this section you will find: You can find out about the global projects the RCM is involved with here. Join In this section you will find: They are exciting and welcome, particularly for long standing accredited units such as ours at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.

Baby Friendly Standards Read more.