Starting off Well 2019

Livewell Southwest and Plymouth City Council are very excited to announce our upcoming Infant Feeding and Maternal Wellbeing event on Tuesday 12th March, Plymouth Guildhall. We will be welcoming some very prestigious international speakers to the Southwest 9.00-9.30: Welcome and registration 9.30-10.30: Lyndsey Hookway, BSc RNC HV IBCLC How the misinterpretation of normal infant behaviour leads to

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

New peer supporters complete their training

Ten new peer supporters have sucessfully completed their accredited training course and are now ready to start in their groups and  in Maternity in Derriford. Congratulations to Jenny, Deborah, Nyree, Jo, Gemma, Ceri, Kelly, Bernie, Claire, and Lizzie and we look forward to seeing you in your groups soon. The next course will start on

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
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