Advice for keeping baby healthy in hot weather

With the current hot weather, it’s important to remember that babies and children overheat and dehydrate quickly so it’s vital to keep them hydrated. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s strategic breastfeeding lead Jane Dickens says: “Whether you are breast or bottle feeding remember to follow your baby’s feeding cues as usual, you do not […]

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Activities and advice for #AntiBullying Week 16-22 November 2020

Parents and carers are a vital piece of the puzzle in tackling bullying as you guide and support your child through their school years. You’ll find lots of helpful information about bullying and cyber-bullying here on the Better lives, healthy futures website. We’re also sharing this #AntiBullyingWeek tool developed by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the National […]

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Helping mums and babies stay well in lockdown and beyond

Parents of babies born this year are being advised that breastfeeding is one of the best ways to build a baby’s immune system and keep them healthy now and in the future. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Strategic Breastfeeding Lead Jane Dickens says: “Breastfeeding may be a technique as old as the human race […]

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Not ‘just’ the flu – time to get your children vaccinated

There’s no ‘just’ about the flu. This serious illness kills around 11,000 people each year and hospitalizes thousands more. Children can have the same symptoms as adults and can easily pass it on to those around them who could be vulnerable – even if they don’t show any symptoms – so it’s important to make […]

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