I am a Health Visitor
About This Show
We are Health Visitors in the UK and this podcast is for other Health Visitors, parents or anyone who works with families from antenatal to 5yrs. In each episode we chat about professional issues, common practice questions and cutting edge research to keep your knowledge current. We've done the reading and we'll discuss it together over a cup of tea, giving you the concise headlines you need to know to feel confident and prepared.
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Jenny & Amy.
Most Recent Episode
That 'Artifical Feeding' controversy...breastfeeding guilt and how to support new mothers
5 days ago
Jenny and Amy discuss the recent article in the news about a UK hospital trust which produced a letter for parents about feeding their new born baby in hospital. In the letter they describe formula feeding as 'artificial feeding' and cause much controversy as a result.
We discuss the letter, as well as the guilt and heartache that many mothers go through when they stop breastfeeding before they wanted to. How can we as professionals best support women experiencing this?
To add to the debate or share strategies that have worked for you in practice, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and Further Info:
"Hospital trust under fire for describing use of milk formula as 'artificial feeding'" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/30/hospital-trust-fire-describing-use-milk-formula-artificial-feeding/
UNICEF Responsive Formula Feeding: