Latest infant feeding survey

(58 Posts)
showtunesgirl Tue 20-Nov-12 22:30:46

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/webfiles/publications/003_Health_Lifestyles/Infant_Feeding_Survey2010/ifs_uk_2010_sum.pdf Makes for interesting reading.

snowtunesgirl Wed 28-Nov-12 14:57:14

I found that part to be a tiny part of the DVD. The rest of it was about how "great" BF is. I really didn't find it a helpful tool in preparing to BF.

I had much better info from you and MN!

tiktok Wed 28-Nov-12 17:30:18

Thanks smile but I don't think you can have watched it properly. There are some sequences showing mothers who are enjoying bf, some info about health effects, and lots about expressing (it's very good on this), returning to work, getting your baby positioned and attached comfortably, how bf actually works and much more.

Independent eval says 99 per cent of women found it useful www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/fbtb

I have nothing to do with this DVD, BTW! I have seen many bf dvds in my time and this is the most comprehensive and useful, IMO.

BadlyWrittenPoem Wed 28-Nov-12 18:53:05

I can accept that there may be useful info on the DVD but the bit playing on a loop in the hospital waiting room did not. Aside from the posters and DVD the only mention of breastfeeding in my antenatal care was when my MW asked if I would be breastfeeding when she did my home assessment for homebirth and I said yes. If my current baby had been my first I doubt I would be breastfeeding now never mind exclusively.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Wed 28-Nov-12 19:26:30

Oh tiktok, I'm so glad to hear it! It did seem utterly useless to define ebf as not including ebf!

tiktok Wed 28-Nov-12 20:31:47

BWP, tell the maternity unit, then - say the bf stuff on the loop would not be of any help. They need to know.

HannahBerry Wed 28-Nov-12 21:01:38

Before artificial infant feed (formula) went commercially mainstream (early 20th century), I wonder what the figures were then at 6 months?

And as an aside, did women experience these similar problems with breastfeeding before the commercialisation of formula?

Welovecouscous Wed 28-Nov-12 21:04:27

Love love love the best beginnings DVD - watches it before baby was born as it was given out by mw and it was just wonderful - detailed help with latching and hand expressing - have kept it to watch again before dc 2!

BadlyWrittenPoem Wed 28-Nov-12 21:35:30

Tiktok, I would but I have already made three extensive complaints with regard to maternity/antenatal care (all about much more major issues) so I fear it would just make me look like I was just looking for anything to complain about. IMO it shouldn't even be played in that waiting room - the first time I saw it I was waiting for a postnatal follow up after losing my baby at five months.

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