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Webchat on breastfeeding with UNICEF's Sue Ashmore and Carmel Duffy on Monday 8th November 1 - 2pm

(106 Posts)
RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 04-Nov-10 10:52:24

Sue Ashmore and Carmel Duffy from UNICEF will be joining us at MNHQ on Monday 8th November at 1pm to answer all your questions on infant feeding, support for breastfeeding in the NHS and anything else related.

Sue Ashmore is the Programme Director of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, which works with the health-care system to ensure a high standard of care for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sue?s background is in midwifery and, as an infant feeding adviser; she supported her hospital in Sheffield to become one of the first Baby Friendly accredited hospitals in the country. Carmel Duffy is a Deputy Programme Director for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, where she is responsible for the development and monitoring of education and training. Carmel has recently been involved with the development of a specialised course for health professionals working in neonatal units that emphasises the importance of breastmilk as part of a family-centred approach to care for this vulnerable group.

Add the date to your diary and if you're unable to join us, please post your questions to Carmel and Sue on this thread.

CarmelDuffy Mon 08-Nov-10 14:22:54

Phew! How fast the time has gone. It has been lovely chatting to you all and it makes us more determined to carry on trying to improve standards within the health service. You also have a powerful voice and it is important that you ensure your local health trusts hear what you have to say. Visit our website on to see how you can do this. Bye bye and thanks again for all your interesting questions and comments. Carmel

SueAshmore Mon 08-Nov-10 14:23:37

Thank you all for your intelligent and pertinent questions, I have really enjoyed talking to you all. Watch out for our new improved website coming in December, we hope it will be much more parent friendly and we hope you will give us your comments on the site to help us keep improving it. Very best wishes to you all Sue

LoveBeingAMummy Mon 08-Nov-10 16:02:32

Thanks ladies, I do think though we are missing a trick by not doing more to get the message through at a young age, should defo be more part of sex education.

neenz Mon 08-Nov-10 19:59:29

Thanks for the webchat, it was very informative. Come back again soon please because I have thought of loads more questions!

gaelicsheep Mon 08-Nov-10 21:46:04

I am gutted that our power was off all day long and consequently I missed the webchat. Belated thanks to Sue and Carmel for answering my questions.

rubyslippers Tue 09-Nov-10 21:04:34

Thank you for answering my question

Good webchat - thank you

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