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Taking neonatal care to the next level with Unicef

28 January 2015

Join Bliss and Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative at the Royal Institution in London on 19 May 2015 for a one day conference highlighting the importance of breastfeeding and developmental care for babies born premature and sick.

The conference offers the opportunity to:

• Hear from global experts in neonatal care, Dr Nils Bergman, Dr Paula Meier and Dr Shoo Lee.
• Learn more about the Bliss Baby Charter, a practical guide to help neonatal units provide the best possible family-centred care.
• Explore the Baby Friendly Initiative standards for neonatal services.
• Hear about examples of good practice from across the UK.

Neonatal staff will be introduced to Bliss and Baby Friendly standards and principles, which encourage a family-centred approach to neonatal care by recognising parents as the primary caregivers.

The Bliss Baby Charter is a practical guide to help hospitals provide the best possible family-centred care for premature and sick babies. This approach places parents at the centre of their baby’s care. The Charter contains seven core principles which summarize the care, respect and support that vulnerable babies and their parents should receive.

The Baby Friendly Initiative standards for neonatal units requires that facilities value parents as partners in their baby’s care, supports parents to build a close and loving relationship with their baby, and enables babies to receive breastmilk, and breastfeed where possible.

As well as talks from a range of international speakers, examples of good practice from around the UK will be showcased, and a question and answer session will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas. Opportunities will be provided for networking and time to talk to the Bliss and Baby Friendly teams about working towards a truly baby- and family-centred unit.

For more details see our flyer.

Bliss Tickets are now completely sold out visit the Unicef website to purchase one


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