We are delighted that ‘Project Joey’, our Infant Feeding Team’s skin-to-skin initiative was highly commended by the London Maternity and Midwifery Festival last month. The project was set up by Jo Wilding-Hillcoat, Infant Feeding Team Leader Midwife, and aims to provide the ‘birth centre experience’ of uninterrupted skin-to-skin time between mother and baby as soon after birth as possible for all women, including those needing care in theatre.

Another success for the team is achieving re-accreditation at a Level 3 for Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative, a worldwide programme set up to promote breastfeeding and to give the best practical advice and support to mothers for feeding their babies.