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Published: 07 January 2015

Surrey’s Midwifery degree awarded UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

The University of Surrey’s three-year BSc Midwifery programme has been fully accredited by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative for excellence in infant feeding education.

The award recognises that Surrey graduate midwives are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help all parents make informed decisions about feeding their babies, as well as offer support to women who choose to breastfeed.

Learn more about the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.

Kath Lawton, Midwifery Teaching Fellow, said, “Only 35 per cent of Midwifery programmes have this prestigious nationally recognised award, so this is a significant achievement. As hospital trusts recognise the benefit of engaging staff who need no further basic infant feeding training, the award will also help increase our graduates’ employability on completion of their training.”

Discover more about the programmes in the field of nursing, midwifery and health sciences and read a profile of BSc Midwifery student Laura Pitfield.