Health Visiting

Supporting breastfeeding is everybody’s business - By Sue Ashmore, Unicef

Two years ago the Lancet, 2016, published powerful evidence that breastfeeding saves lives, improves health and cuts costs in every country worldwide. The publication was a landmark moment for all those working to support breastfeeding – we felt that this …

Building a breastfeeding responsive University for students and staff - Anna Byrom, UCLAN

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’ (African Proverb) Making a difference It is an exciting time to be an infant feeding coordinator, turned midwifery lecturer, working in the University of …

Making advice and support on breastfeeding accessible 24/7- By Karen Pinder

  We know that getting the right support enables women to breastfeed their babies for longer. As with any new habit, mothers need to learn the ropes, and advice from health professionals plays a critical role in helping them to …

Getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families - Shereen Fisher

With the World Cup upon us I always feel more linked in on an international level. It got me thinking about which countries are getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families, why in the UK have we got …

Using breastfeeding data to inform service development locally - Coleen Milligan

We know the importance of understanding what’s happening locally and how this compares to other areas. Without it how do we know where we need to focus our efforts to have the most impact on improving the health of the …

Celebrating Breastfeeding - Viv Bennett

This week we are celebrating breastfeeding, this gives a real opportunity to focus on the benefits and impact on long term outcomes for both mother and baby including healthy weight, protection from infection and safety. World Health Organisation recommends that …

Safer Children: Together we’ve got this. Child Safety Week - by Alison Morton

This week is Child Safety Week (4th - 10th June) - a chance to bring together individuals and organisations around the UK to promote important safety messages to families. This blog showcases some good examples of local initiatives and introduces …

International Nurses Day - Building Resilience - Recognising the 1001 days of adolescence - Blog by Wendy Nicholson

      Growing up and family life isn’t always easy and the journey for some can be a roller-coaster. Family breakdown, bereavement, poor nutrition, bullying, drug taking, sexual health - are all challenges and present risk across the whole …

Reducing unintentional injuries in children and young people by Sheena Carr

We all want to keep children safe wherever they are and we know that accidents are most likely to happen to children in the home and on the roads.  Healthcare and other professionals have an important role to play in …

Safe sleeping – supporting parents - Wendy Nicholson

This week it is the Lullaby Trust’s ‘Safer sleeping’  week –  the week aims to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and  evidenced advice on how parents  can reduce the risk of it occurring. SIDS is multi-factorial. However, …