The Mothers Guide made its successful debut in London recently, at an early infant care conference. The event, ‘Making the Natural Normal’ was held to celebrate the North West London Hospitals Trust achieving UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation. Speakers included Dr Alison Spiro, Specialist Health Visitor for breastfeeding. The Mothers Guide received some encouraging feedback from
What is the Mothers & Others guide?
32 pages of concise, easy to read, key information for professionals and parents.
Written by Mandy Abbett, Infant Feeding Specialist
NEW in this issue
NEW chart on How babies are developing at different stages in utero (recommended in the Baby Friendly Audit tool)
NEW section on Baby Friendly standards for formula feeding information.
LATEST INFORMATION on reducing the risks of Sudden Infant Death.
LATEST A,B,C,D guide for safe sleeping.
MORE information on avoiding hazardous sleeping situations
NEW section on what to avoid when positioning a baby for breastfeeding
LATEST guidelines on Vitamin D for everyone.
What does it offer?
It is a CONCISE easy read booklet to give them all the information they need to make informed choices about feeding and caring for their baby. This ensures they have the required information for compliance with UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.
A reference booklet for staff on the new standards that are required for Baby Friendly Accreditation that is updated every year. It brings several leaflets together in one booklet so trusts need only purchase this.
"The Mothers and Others Guide is given to all pregnant women in Nottingham CIty, and is invaluable in informing them about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. It is helping us to achieve UNICEF Baby Friendly standards in giving information to antenatal women"
"The mothers and others guide has been invaluable in providing essential understanding for a successful feeding journey in an engaging & colourful format. When the trust began to focus on stage 3 Unicef BFI it became clear that this type of learning for mothers would not only help us to achieve all the standards required but that the booklets would aid that meaningful conversation to ensure we meet individual needs"
"Here in The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge we provide all expectant mums with the guide, which we use to support good conversations around feeding during pregnancy and after birth. We find the pictures on positioning and latching particularly helpful to enhance women's understanding. We also use the guides as a useful tool in staff training sessions, confident that the information conforms with BFI and NICE best practice standards."