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From Couch to 5k powered by social media - Linda Hindle

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At the end of #weactivechallenge 2018 I wanted to put pen to paper to thank the @wecommunities team for running another successful campaign and to share my experiences from this year's challenge. This is the fourth year of the #WeActiveChallenge …

Having fun and keeping fit: the #WeActiveChallenge by Viv Bennett

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The schools are out, so is the sun, and August is upon us again. That means it's time for the #WeActiveChallenge! All across the country health and care professionals are upping their activity and taking photos and selfies of themselves …

Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly - By Sally Kendall, University of Kent

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Why do we need to Become Breastfeeding Friendly in England? It’s a loaded question, implying that as a country we are unfriendly towards breastfeeding and that we need to become something that we are not already. The facts are that, …

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 …

What works to support pregnant mothers, new parents and infants: An update of evidence for the Healthy Child Programme - By Viv Bennett & Jo Casebourne

A new report published this week by the Early Intervention Foundation provides valuable information about the evidence for approaches to early intervention for mothers and infants, which are commissioned and delivered locally as part of the Healthy Child Programme. There …

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 …

Using Community Assets to Support Breastfeeding By Wendy Nicholson

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The benefits of breastfeeding are clear. As well as health benefits to mother and baby, increased breastfeeding rates contribute to reducing health inequalities through improved outcomes. Despite the benefits, rates in England remain low. Of particular concern is the number …