February 2013: BfN Policy Statement in response to Save the Children Report 'Superfood for babies - How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save children's lives'
February 2013: BfN Information sheet on Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
January 2013: BfN Information sheet on Norovirus (winter vomitting bug)
November 2013: BfN Positional statement in respect of breastfeeding and incentives in response to news story that Breastfeeding Mothers in Sheffield would be offered £200 in shopping vouchers
January 2012: BfN Information sheet on (PDF 76KB) Silicone Implants and Breastfeeding
Research from the Baby Friendly Intitiative on the impact of support on breastfeeding outcomes. All forms of extra support together had a positive effect on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding.
21st June 2011 RCPCH publishes position statement on breastfeeding
20th January 2011: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
30th November 2010: Breastfeeding and Returning to work press release
November 2010: Department of Health breastfeeding care pathways The Department of Health, with support from the Baby Friendly Initiative, has produced two breastfeeding care pathways for mothers and health professionals.
July 2010: Baby Friendly Initiative: GP decision making regarding prescribing for breastfeeding mothers See related: New elearning pack: Breastfeeding for General Practitioners
June 2010: National Breastfeeding Week 20th to 27th June see NHS Breastfeeding for more information.
May 2010: World Health Assembly adopts two landmark Resolutions on the promotion of junk foods and baby foods. Visit Baby Milk Action for more information.
April 2010: Equality Act 2010 The Equality Bill, which includes clauses prohibiting discrimination against breastfeeding in public and being treated unfavourably because of pregnancy, received royal assent.
April 2010: Alison Spiro presented with the Julie Crawford Award for Breastfeeding Support
January 2010: BFI statement on recent newspaper articles reporting Norwegian study. More discussion on this on NHS Choices and on Mike Brady's Blog (Baby Milk Action's Campaigns and Network Co-ordinator) and NHS
April 2009: Information on "Swine flu" and Breastfeeding
13 November 2008: Funding announced for Primary Care Trusts to improve breastfeeding rates
9th June 2008: Press Release, BfN Breastfeeding and Thrush leaflet
26th March 2008: NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has issued guidance on Maternal and Child Nutrition for midwives, health visitors, pharmacists and other primary care services to improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low income households. Read summary
15th February 2008: National Breastfeeding Helpline Launched