Latest Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Stories

2009-01-12 16:47:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine feels that the social networking website, Facebook, would be well advised to review its policy banning photographs of breastfeeding mothers.

2008-10-20 21:00:14

After reviewing the evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that primary care providers can increase breastfeeding rates and duration by encouraging and supporting breastfeeding.

2008-10-15 12:00:34

ALLEN, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Presbyterian Hospital of Allen has been designated a "Baby-Friendly Hospital" by the World Health Organization, recognizing its comprehensive approach to supporting breastfeeding of newborns.

2008-09-26 21:00:31

By Mike Waites Figures show women most likely to use formula milk are young, white and from deprived backgrounds.Professor Mary Renfrew, of York University, and Prof David Hall, of Sheffield University, writing in the British Medical Journal, say the problem is creating a major public health and inequalities problem.They say breastfeeding improves the health of both babies and mothers and has also been shown to be the single most important preventive approach to saving children's lives.

2008-09-26 00:00:31

News in brief INFANT HEALTH Britain must adopt a national strategy to encourage breastfeeding, experts say today.

2008-09-23 18:00:37

A MIDLAND health trust has pledged to make its surgeries and health centres more babyfriendly as it works towards achieving a Unicef accreditation. New mums who want to breastfeed their babies will benefit under the scheme by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust.

2008-09-04 03:00:25

By Stephen Wall San Bernardino County hospitals need to do a better job encouraging new mothers to breast-feed, according to a study released Wednesday.

2008-08-11 12:01:13

UNICEF today thanked the North York General Hospital Foundation, The Canadian International Development Agency, Canada Company and the Toronto Garrison Officers Ball for their generous contribution to help women and children in Afghanistan.

2008-08-09 18:00:25

MOTHERS and babies held a special picnic to raise awareness about breast feeding. The event was held in the grounds of Liverpool Women's hospital to mark National Breastfeeding Week.

2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell COLTON - Eight months into her pregnancy, Marcela Zambrano is eager to do everything she can to ensure her baby is healthy.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.