littlesez wrote:nappynutter wrote:beffys wrote:I would so love to be able to use cloth in maternity wards. It's quite a big deal for me that we can't. They give away free formula as well here.
Baby Friendly hospitals are not allowed to provide formula (for free or for sale). Parents must provide their own artificial milk.
There should be no display or distribution of any materials produced by the manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes, bottles, teats or dummies in any part of the health-care facility. This includes gifts bearing company logos intended for health professionals (including pens, diary covers, obstetric calculators, notepads, etc) and written materials intended for mothers (including leaflets that do and do not relate to infant feeding).
There should be no sale of breastmilk substitutes on health-care premises.
Health-care facilities should not accept free or subsidised supplies of breastmilk substitutes.
The Southern General Hospital in Glasgow has full accreditation.
http://www.babyfriendly.org.uk/htables/ ... spital=241
this really winds me up! wtf? surely EVERY hospital should be baby friendly and have the standards? grrrr
Sadly, only 49 hospitals in the UK are 'baby friendly'. We're working towards it. I think if there were more Baby friendly hospitals bf rates would definitely improve. obviously there is still choice & if women want to artificially feed then that's their choice but formula is definitely way too readily available.