17 July 2018
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published its report today, providing recommendations on infant feeding from birth up to 12 months of age. The last review of infant feeding was undertaken by SACN's predecessor, Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) in 1994 and ...
11 July 2018
Dr Alison Steele responds to the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) new report, published today on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children: Storing Up Trouble – A postcode lottery of children’s social care.
12 June 2018
Professor Mary Fewtrell, Nutrition Lead on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's Health Promotion Committee responds to the new position statement on infant feeding, published today by the Royal College of Midwives.
Taking place on 27 April at the America Square Conference Centre, London, with more than 100 people attending, including parents, multidisciplinary neonatal unit staff members and neonatal network representatives. It offered a great opportunity to network and learn more about how data is being used ...
29 May 2018
Prevention is key to reducing obesity, says RCPCH's Dr Max Davie, but those already obese must have the appropriate support available.
Our report, available to download below, provides a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children. These range from specific conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy, risk factors for poor health such as obesity and a low rate of breastfeeding, to child deaths. The data prov...
15 March 2018
According to a new international analysis looking at child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries, published today by the RCPCH and the Nuffield Trust, child health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries.
14 December 2017
Results of a study which saw breastfeeding rates rise when new mums were given vouchers, have today been published.
29 November 2017
Official statistics have been published on the number women who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth.
The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in Europe. We strongly support national policies, practices and legislation that are conducive to breastfeeding, as well as promotion, advice and support to new mothers. Our messages and recommendations in this statement are specific to the UK.