OBS Recommended Resources for Health Professionals
In addition to our Recommended Resources for Parents, we recommend these resources for health professionals.
The Baby Friendly Initiative is transforming healthcare for babies, their mothers and families in the UK, as part of a wider global partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef. “We enable public services to better support families with feeding and developing close, loving relationships, ensuring that all babies get the best possible start in life”. Their annual conference is one of the biggest breastfeeding conferences in Europe.
A network of health professionals interested in supporting and facilitating breastfeeding in a hospital setting in the UK.
GP Infant Feeding Network (GPIFN)
A national network of primary care professionals and supportive colleagues advocating for improvements in infant feeding practice. Useful section on prescribing for lactating women.
An independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years. Excellent free resources for parents on infant milks in the UK, and more.
A project of the Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre (DISC), in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University, UK that provides research and resources about biologically normal infant sleep to parents and to professionals in the UK.
Covid-19 Specific Resources
The Breastfeeding Network's Drugs in Breastmilk Information Service's Statement on Covid-19 Vaccines while breastfeeding
The Human Milk Foundation's Statement on milk donation and Covid-19 vaccination
RCM's page on Covid Vaccine Facts, Guidance for Pregnant Women
RCPI's Covid-19 Vaccine Decision Aid for pregnant women (in several languages)
Oxford University Hospitals Trust information about maternity care during the pandemic
Families’ experiences of breastfeeding support during COVID-19 by researchers from Swansea University, Imperial College and the Human Milk Foundation with the collaboration of the Breastfeeding Network
Other Specific Resources
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