Getting Closer to Nurture Study day

Our first Professionals and Peer supporters study day was a great sucess with 70 attendees from all over the South west.   Some of the comments received are below “What a wonderful network of organisations we have across the south west. Great to see the enthusiasm and commitment we have locally.” “I have found today

Christmas and New Year

At Latch on we would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New year. As you can appreciate our peer supporters are volunteers and have their own families. Also most of the children’s centres will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Please check with your individual centres to find when

Maternity celebrate their UNICEF UK accreditation

Staff from our Maternity Unit have been celebrating their achievement of full Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation with UNICEF UK today. L-R: Chairman Richard Crompton, Chief Executive Ann James, Head of Midwifery Sue Stock, Dr Peter Rowe The award is given to health facilities after an assessment by UNICEF has shown that recognised standards of

Great Expectations Team came second!

Plymouth’s Great Expectations team came second in the British Journal of Midwifery awards last week in the team category. Well done to Jan, Leeshia, Helen, Sue and Denise!   2014 Winners Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Faye Macrory MBE Manchester Specialist Midwifery Service Contribution to Midwifery Award Winner Miriam Abdullah Senior Administrator, ALSO (UK) Midwife of

Healthcare provider wins baby friendly recognition

        Plymouth Herald Follow By SOPHIE TAYLOR Health Reporter@sophiesjtaylor A CITY healthcare provider has achieved a national quality award for its work with mothers and babies. Plymouth Community Healthcare has been awarded the UK Baby Friendly initiative accreditation and receives national recognition from UNICEF (United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund). The Baby

Breastfeeding may boost babies’ brain power

 Breastfeeding is healthy for both mother and baby “Breastfeed your baby till the age of one to boost your child’s IQ” is the advice in the Metro. The story comes from a study looking at the links between breastfeeding and children’s later mental abilities. It found that children whose mothers breastfed for longer did better

New Peer Supporters

We have 11 newly qualified peer supporters joining the Latch on team. Well done to all of them for completing the 10 week peer support training which helps them to assist mothers with breastfeeding information, and practical tips. Three of the peer supporters will be in groups in the Torbay/South hams areas, and we hope

National Breastfeeding Awareness week 2013

National Breastfeeding Awareness week is 24th – 29th June 2013. Jan Potter Plymouth Breastfeeding Co-ordinator; ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to promote the benefits and raise awareness of breastfeeding. We would like to invite all Children’s centres/Latch on groups to hold their own breastfeeding awareness activities during the week, so that we

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