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Baby Friendly Policies

The documents on this page have been created to support the application of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative across NHS Dudley and the Pre School Services – Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust. It is recognised that the application of these policies are a matter of priority for all Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Breastfeeding Buddies, GP’s, Children’s Centres and any other additional services to consider during their day to day interactions with parents, carers and their babies.

 

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  • Community Baby Friendly Policy [pdf / 1.67MB] Revised 2015 - Across NHS Dudley and the Pre-School Services-Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust (BCPFT) are promoting the delivery of this 'Baby Friendly Policy' is seen as a vital component of supporting and improving the future health and wellbeing of the population as a whole.
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  • Thrush Guidelines [pdf / 153KB] These guidelines have been developed by the Breastfeeding Coordinator and Specialist Midwife Infant Feeding / Lactation Consultant to ensure that consistent and effective treatment is given to mothers suffering from thrush. To be reviewed September 2017.
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  • Mastitis Guidelines [pdf / 355KB] These guidelines have been developed by the Breastfeeding Coordinator and Specialist Midwife in Infant Feeding/Lactation Consultant to ensure that consistent and effective treatment is given to mothers suffering from mastitis. To be reviewed September 2017.
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  • Breast Pump Procedure [pdf / 159KB] This procedure set out the guidelines for the loan and use of the 'Ardo Calypso Electric Breast Pump' to breastfeeding mothers. Evidence shows that breastfeeding has a major role to play in Public Health, as it promotes health and prevents disease in both infant and mother (Preventing Disease and Saving Resources, 2012). Babies who are breastfed are less likely to develop many illnesses in infancy, childhood and adulthood whilst mothers who breastfeed for longer periods of time have reduced r
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  • Safe Sleep Policy [pdf / 396KB] This policy has been developed so evidenced based advice can be given to all parents in Dudley by Midwives and Health Visitors in the ante natal period and at the primary visit. The policy emphasises the current advice given and applies to sleeping during the day and night, sleeping on the sofa/armchair as well as a bed, and to any young adult who may sleep with the baby. The policy will provide professionals and support workers with the information they need so that a consistent message can be

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