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We Investigate New Claims About Breastfeeding and Child Behaviour

Our inbox went a bit crazy this morning with a link to this article in the Daily Mail reporting on this research paper and claiming ‘babies who were breastfed developed fewer behavioural problems when older’. So, we are going to dig a little deeper into the paper and give our perspective as parents… Continue reading “We Investigate New Claims About Breastfeeding and Child Behaviour”

Write to Your MP about the Costs of Formula Milk and Medical Foods in Case of a No-deal Brexit

Infant Feeding Alliance is concerned about the Government’s decision to include formula milk and medical foods in the list of products subject to significant import tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This could lead to cost rises on life-saving products and put pressure on parents’ budgets. Continue reading “Write to Your MP about the Costs of Formula Milk and Medical Foods in Case of a No-deal Brexit”

The Curious Incident of the Press Release and the *Actual* Infant Feeding Research Paper

This article recently ran in the Daily Mail. It’s about a research paper from the University of Queensland, apparently asking why women don’t exclusively breastfeed despite recommendations. Quotes were taken from a press release issued by the university. Continue reading “The Curious Incident of the Press Release and the *Actual* Infant Feeding Research Paper”

Our Response to a Government Consultation on Preventative Healthcare

We responded to two questions in the recent government consultation Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s. The consultation sought the public’s views on government proposals to ‘tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England’. Continue reading “Our Response to a Government Consultation on Preventative Healthcare”

Let’s End Infant Feeding Shaming in ALL its Forms

The Dutch airline KLM made the headlines recently after a flight attendant asked a mother who was breastfeeding her baby to cover up for other passengers’ comfort. We were heartened to see that British airlines, including British Airways and Easy Jet, have much more progressive policies, clearly stating that breastfeeding is welcome on board their flights. Continue reading “Let’s End Infant Feeding Shaming in ALL its Forms”