Keep Barnet\'s Infant Feeding Specialist

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED THIS PETITION. BELLA HEARD ON FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER THAT HER JOB IS SAFE. EXCELLENT NEWS I AM SURE YOU WILL AGREE. Bella Dale heads up the Antenatal Education and Breastfeeding Support at Barnet Hospital. She is a specialist midwife, and a real expert in her field. (She was a runner-up in the 2004 Evening Standard NHS Champions Awards). Hospital bosses are proposing to axe her post as they believe it to be

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As a local mum, who gave birth to one of her children at Barnet Hospital, I am outraged that the hospital bosses are considering cutting the Infant Feeding Specialist post. Bella Dale\'s experience, expertise and enthusiasm in the area of breastfeeding provide vital resources to the hospital and the community it serves. The breastfeeding support I received from Bella in the first few months of my son

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Report in local paper about nurses\' jobs at risk- http://www.barnettimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.932829.0.nurses_jobs_at_risk.php Report about positive steps taken towards hospital becoming \'baby friendly\'- http://www.bcf.nhs.uk/trust_news/2005/bcf_on_the_way_to_being_baby_friendly_060505.shtm Factsheet on the benefits of breastfeeding- http://transitiontoparenthood.com/ttp/parented/Benefits.htm Explanation of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative- http://www.babyfriendly.org.uk/parents/expect.asp

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