Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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breastfeeding; COVID-19; referral rates
Key points
  1. Providing women with the time and space to be with their new baby, while being supported by their close support circle, facilitates the establishment of successful breastfeeding.
  2. A reduction in referrals to our Rapid Access Clinic, particularly for jaundice and weight loss, may be attributable to increases in successful breastfeeding.

Also published in Infant:

Parental access to neonatal units: inconsistency during the COVID-19 pandemic
An electronic survey was conducted to determine policy changes to parental access on neonatal units during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. The survey found that all responding units changed their policies and in many, parents were not allowed to visit their baby together. The survey highlights potential negative effects these policy changes are having on babies, their families and neonatal staff. Allowing parents to spend time with their baby together in a safe way during this pandemic should be a priority in neonatal care and this article considers ways in which the neonatal team can support this.