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Lack of investment in breastfeeding worldwide, says WHO and UNICEF

A recent report by WHO and UNICEF says that no country is fully meeting the recommended standards for breastfeeding.

Clinical studies back AmnioSense amniotic fluid detection pads

Written by Community Midwife Emma Herbert AmnioSense is a new, evidence-based non-invasive test for detecting amniotic fluid.

Maternity units in England forced to close 382 times in 2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act published figures show maternity units were forced to close their doors to expectant mothers 382 times in 2016.

UK babies to be offered hepatitis B vaccination

Babies in the UK from 1 August 2017 will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination, as part of Public Health England’s universal immunisation programme.

MIDIRS supports World Breastfeeding Week 2017

MIDIRS is pleased to support World Breastfeeding Week 2017, to help raise awareness alongside this year’s theme of ‘sustaining breastfeeding together’.

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