Latest Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Stories

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.

2008-08-04 09:01:04

A TEESSIDE Hospital has achieved recognition for its baby friendly services. The maternity unit at the James Cook University Hospital has been commended for the high standard of care it offers to breastfeeding mothers and new born babies.

2008-07-09 21:00:08

By FAY TINNION MATERNITY services were rated this year (for the first time ever) as to the quality of care provided. We now know that Gateshead's Foundation Trust is one of the best- performing providers in the country.

2008-07-01 15:00:10

By MUSSEN, Deidre THREE INFERTILE women have stunned New Zealand's maternity sector by breastfeeding their babies despite never giving birth.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.