Healthy Infant Nutrition – delivering excellent outcomes for Tower Hamlets families
PHE ePoster Library. Twite S. 09/12/19; 274473; 35
Mr. Simon Twite
Mr. Simon Twite
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Abstract Introduction
Tower Hamlets is an inner city borough achieving high breastfeeding rates despite widespread deprivation and child poverty and a range of other poor maternal and child health outcomes. This abstract summarises the key aspects of the Tower Hamlets approach to supporting healthy infant nutrition. ApproachSustained strategic focus and funding with emphasis on preventionResearch based understanding of local barriers and challenges Universal, asset based focus in provision of family support and acclaimed peer support programmeA NICE aligned commissioning approach including:UNICEF BFI Developing Health Visiting skills and knowledge Community Nutritionist with system leadership roleInfant Feeding & Wellbeing Service – volunteer peer-support and innovative approaches including support groups for extended family and colostrum harvestingSimple, consistent and evidence-based messaging with innovative delivery (bi-lingual animations for community viewing) Infant and complementary feeding community based support delivered through health and Children's CentresResultsHigh levels of breastfeeding at initiation (95%) and at 6-8 weeks (81%) compared to England and statistical neighbours; 29% of FNP clients breastfeed beyond 6 months.Significantly lower rates of admission for gastroenteritis and respiratory tract infections for infants aged under 1 year than for England. Prevalence of excess weight and obesity alone at age 4-5 have fallen by 3.6% (lower than England average) and 3.4% respectively.
Conclusion
Sustained strategic focus, commissioning for prevention and innovative delivery approaches have led to improved nutritional outcomes for under 5's in Tower Hamlets, indicating that the complex multifaceted system of determinants underpinning poor nutritional outcomes can be addressed. External funding details
Abstract Introduction
Tower Hamlets is an inner city borough achieving high breastfeeding rates despite widespread deprivation and child poverty and a range of other poor maternal and child health outcomes. This abstract summarises the key aspects of the Tower Hamlets approach to supporting healthy infant nutrition. ApproachSustained strategic focus and funding with emphasis on preventionResearch based understanding of local barriers and challenges Universal, asset based focus in provision of family support and acclaimed peer support programmeA NICE aligned commissioning approach including:UNICEF BFI Developing Health Visiting skills and knowledge Community Nutritionist with system leadership roleInfant Feeding & Wellbeing Service – volunteer peer-support and innovative approaches including support groups for extended family and colostrum harvestingSimple, consistent and evidence-based messaging with innovative delivery (bi-lingual animations for community viewing) Infant and complementary feeding community based support delivered through health and Children's CentresResultsHigh levels of breastfeeding at initiation (95%) and at 6-8 weeks (81%) compared to England and statistical neighbours; 29% of FNP clients breastfeed beyond 6 months.Significantly lower rates of admission for gastroenteritis and respiratory tract infections for infants aged under 1 year than for England. Prevalence of excess weight and obesity alone at age 4-5 have fallen by 3.6% (lower than England average) and 3.4% respectively.
Conclusion
Sustained strategic focus, commissioning for prevention and innovative delivery approaches have led to improved nutritional outcomes for under 5's in Tower Hamlets, indicating that the complex multifaceted system of determinants underpinning poor nutritional outcomes can be addressed. External funding details
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