Preventing Disease and Saving Resources

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Preventing Disease and Saving Resources – the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK. You may have seen the coverage in the media of this UNICEF commissioned work highlighting the cost of NOT breastfeeding. Please click here for the full (104 pages) report.  

Six months of exclusive breastfeeding: how good is the evidence?

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Frewtrell M, Wilson D, Booth I, Lucas A (2011) BMJ 2011; 342:c5955 http://www.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmj.c5955 This article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being reported in the media as questioning whether exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is appropriate for UK babies. This article is not based on new evidence but rather a re-analysis of older evidence, much of which is … Read More

National Breastfeeding Week 2010 at Westminster

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On Monday 21st June a parliamentary reception was held at the House of Commons, Westminster, hosted by the Member of Parliament, Emily Thornberry, to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2010 and 3 years since the launch of the Breastfeeding Manifesto Coalition (BMC). I was honoured to represent Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s), as a Board Member of International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) and … Read More