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

Celebrating Breastfeeding Peer Support in Plymouth

Eight Plymouth mums have today celebrated the completion of a ten week breastfeeding peer support programme. The training programme, which is accredited through APT awards (OCNSWR), is delivered by health professionals from Plymouth Community Healthcare in partnership with local children’s centres and volunteers. Successful candidates will be rewarded with 3 credits at level 2, the

Plymouth NHS bosses welcome new report on breastfeeding

Plymouth NHS bosses welcome new report on breastfeeding Public health bosses in Plymouth have welcomed a report by UNICEF that reveals if more women in the country breastfeed it could save the NHS an estimated £40 million. The report, Preventing disease and saving resources, shows that for just five illnesses, moderate increases in breastfeeding would

New mums in Plymouth encouraged to get breastfeeding support

Mums across Plymouth are celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (NBAW). NHS Plymouth’s public health team will be joined by mums who breastfeed in Plymouth City Centre on Saturday 30 June, from 8:30am – 5:30pm, to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and to let mums thinking of breastfeeding know that help is available if they need
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