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NMC Council approves future midwife standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has approved a new set of standards to fully prepare midwives of the future.

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Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, WHO finds

A World Health Organization (WHO) study of 16 countries across Europe has found that breastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%.

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New report examines Nestlé’s infant milk products and claims

A new report has found that Nestle has not fulfilled expressed commitments to remove vanilla compounds from certain products, and to remove contradictory nutritional advice on sucrose and vanilla flavourings.

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Channel 4 Dispatches: The Great Formula Milk Scandal

New mum Kate Quilton returns to Channel 4 Dispatches to ask if formula milk is being priced fairly, and whether claims made for it are unbiased and scientifically accurate.

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New resources for Safer Sleep Week

This Safer Sleep week, The Lullaby Trust, Public Health England, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Basis (Baby Sleep Info Source, Durham University) have collaborated to create a range of resources for parents and health professionals.

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Health Select Committee highlights crucial importance of first 1000 days

The Health and Social Committee's new report, First 1000 days of Life, discusses the profound impact that experiences in this period can have on children's health and life chances.

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NHS Long Term Plan recommends Baby Friendly

We are delighted that the new NHS Long Term Plan recommends Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation across all maternity services and includes a focus on improved support for families with infants in neonatal care.

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PHE publishes statement on breastfeeding and dental health

Public Health England (PHE) has published a statement highlighting the importance of breastfeeding in protecting infant dental health.

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London Food Strategy supports Baby Friendly accreditation

The Mayor's new London Food Strategy sets out plans to help all Londoners access healthy, affordable and sustainable food - including support for breastfeeding and encouraging boroughs to go for Baby Friendly accreditation in maternity and community services. 

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