Changes to parental leave take effect from 1st June 2017

Employees who want to receive parental leave payments can now use their paid leave (eg annual leave, alternative days, special leave or time off in lieu) first. Their parental leave payment period can start at the end of their leave, even if it is later than the child’s arrival or due date. Before 1st June…

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in infants born at ter

Jasani et al., 2017 Review question: Does feeding full-term babies with formula milk enriched with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) result in improved vision and overall neurodevelopment compared with feeding formula milk not enriched with LCPUFA?   Key results: Review authors found that full-term babies fed formula milk supplemented with LCPUFA did not have better outcomes…

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Ensuring correct messaging about breastfeeding in emergencies

A very good article from Baby Milk Action. Full article here What to avoid: Messages that suggest that women can’t breastfeed because of stress or malnourishment are not helpful and feed commonly held misconceptions.  Mothers need support, protection, encouragement and reassurance – this is far more likely to help them maintain breastfeeding or relactate. Calls for donations…

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