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Lonely Scribe · 6M ago

Talking about breastfeeding: ways of changing the conversation

"My friend/colleague/doctor has looked into it and says there is no convincing evidence of benefit for breastfeeding in high-income countries. What can I say to him/her? Have you got any lin...
Lonely Scribe · 6M ago

Talking about breastfeeding: ways of changing the conversation

"My friend/colleague/doctor has looked into it and says there is no convincing evidence of benefit for breastfeeding in high-income countries. What can I say to him/her? Have you got any lin...
Lonely Scribe · 8M ago

The WBTi report on breastfeeding in the UK - and why we need it

Since I got back from the Unicef Baby Friendly conferencelast week, it’s all been a bit eventful in the breastfeeding world – there was a poorly written and researched article published in N...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

Not #scientificandfactual at all – how UK breastmilk substitute ads to health workers break the rules

Most readers of my blog will know that in the UK infant formula (first stage, or from birth formula) cannot be marketed to parents, or be discounted or promoted in shops. Manufacturers use f...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

UNICEF Baby Friendly conference 2015 - the morning after

I'm back at my desk after two days at the UNICEF Baby Friendly conference 2015 in Harrogate. Like last year I've come away enthused, inspired, outraged and with a whole heap of work to do......
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

Why shouldn't formula companies sponsor training events for health workers?

An event is taking place in Manchester tomorrow - billed as a Journal of Family Health Care 'free conference bringing together health and social care professionals - designed to improve outc...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

The Guardian and Danone infant feeding roundtable - and why the politics of breastfeeding matter

A couple of weeks ago I Tweeted my disappointment that the Guardian had decided to run a roundtable discussion in association with Danone Nutricia; yesterday an article reporting on the deba...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

Nutrimum: new product, same old formula company tactics

This morning the First Steps Nutrition Trust newsletter hit my inbox (if you don't get this already I highly recommend it). They've issued a statement on nutrimum, a new product on the marke...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

BabyFriendly 2014: a conference report

I've just got back from the UNICEF BabyFriendly Conference in Newcastle. I'm full of thoughts, ideas and inspiration and wanted to mention a few points before I get caught up in other work a...
Lonely Scribe · 1Y ago

Exciting times...

My desk today.I've not written as many blog posts as I'd like over the last few months. It's not for want of material - there's always plenty to comment on in the world of birth and breastfe...