Infant Feeding and Inequalities APPG

First Registered: 28/04/2016 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of infant feeding and allow MPs, peers and policy stakeholders an opportunity to meet regularly to ensure that this topic remains a priority for HM Government with a view to reducing inequalities and improving health.

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Recent Documents related to Infant Feeding and Inequalities

1. Better Breastfeeding - written evidence
12/02/2019 - Inquiry: First 1000 days of life - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Transformation Programme objectives         A national infant feeding strategy, based on the WHO Global Strategy

2. Lactation Consultants of Great Britain - written evidence
09/10/2018 - Inquiry: First 1000 days of life - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: consult on practice and protocols related to infant feeding in the UK.We welcome members and associate

3. Supporting public health: children, young people and families
08/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: best possible start. Breastfeeding improves infant and maternal health and wellbeing in both the short

4. HENRY - written evidence
09/10/2018 - Inquiry: First 1000 days of life - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: language). We are committed to addressing health inequalities and predominantly support families living in

5. World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative - UK Steering Group - written evidence
09/10/2018 - Inquiry: First 1000 days of life - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: steering group Executive SummaryNational Strategy: Infant feeding must form a fundamental part of any national

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Recent Speeches related to Infant Feeding and Inequalities

1. Healthcare Support Services: Conception to Age Two
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: years story begins with OXPIP—the Oxford Parent-Infant Project—a charity in Oxford providing psychotherapeutic - Speech Link
2: the all-party parliamentary group on infant feeding and inequalities. We have worked on many of the things - Speech Link

2. NHS Long-term Plan
07/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Government in 1944. Even after the perils of war, infant mortality was nearly 10 times what it is now, two - Speech Link
2: expectancy is going backwards, health inequalities are widening and infant mortality is increasing, the public - Speech Link
3: Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price), the Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention Minister, is working - Speech Link

3. Health Visitors (England)
23/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: also chair the board of trustees of the Parent-Infant Foundation, which runs attachment facilities and - Speech Link
2: attendances by children under the age of five, and infant mortality reductions have recently stalled. Just - Speech Link
3: point; my hon. Friend is absolutely right. Health inequalities are still a big problem in this country, and - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Maternity and Parental Leave
05/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: recommended number. Mary Renfrew, professor of mother and infant health at the University of Dundee, has warned:“Taking - Speech Link
2: in Lockdown” report commissioned by the Parent-Infant Foundation found that 68% of parents felt that - Speech Link
3: first 1001 days, and I chair the charity the Parent-Infant Foundation.Others have already spoken out about - Speech Link

5. Holiday Hunger Schemes
06/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: the cost of infant formula. A report that the all-party parliamentary group on infant feeding and inequalities - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend the Member for South Shields set up Feeding Britain, a charity focused on demonstrating how - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Infant Feeding and Inequalities
1. Maternity Inequalities Oversight Forum
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
06/07/2021
... whether the Maternity Inequalities Oversight Forum has made any recommendations to his Department.

2. Maternity Inequalities Oversight Forum
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
09/07/2021
... if he will publish the (a) membership and (b) minutes of the meetings of the Maternity Inequalities Oversight Forum.

3. Maternity Inequalities Oversight Forum
asked by: Caroline Nokes
29/09/2021
... (b) dates on which that Forum has met and (c) policy recommendations that Forum has made to Government.

4. Infant Mortality
asked by: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
20/10/2020
... and brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth from 2010 levels by 2025 as announced as part of their maternity strategy in November 2017.

5. Infant Foods
asked by: Fleur Anderson
11/01/2021
... what stepss he is taking to ensure that baby banks and food banks are being provided with clear and effective guidance to facilitate the provision of formula milk to vulnerable infants who cannot safely be fed any other food.

Latest Questions
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16 Current APPG Officers
Anneliese Dodds Portrait
Anneliese Dodds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Oxford East
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
West Papua
Jonathan Reynolds Portrait
Jonathan Reynolds
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Stalybridge and Hyde
Joined: 24th February 2020
Gareth Thomas Portrait
Gareth Thomas
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Kirsty Blackman Portrait
Kirsty Blackman
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Aberdeen North
Joined: 28th April 2016
Oliver Heald Portrait
Oliver Heald
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hertfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Sarah Olney Portrait
Sarah Olney
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Carla Lockhart Portrait
Carla Lockhart
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Upper Bann
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alison Thewliss MP, 33 London Road, Glasgow, G1 5NW. Tel: 0141 552 7117.

Email: alison.thewliss.mp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.infantfeedingappg.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Infant Feeding and Inequalities APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Infant Feeding and Inequalities APPG

Former APPG Officers
Emma Little Pengelly Portrait
Emma Little Pengelly
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Former Member for Belfast South
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Karen Lumley Portrait
Karen Lumley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Redditch
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships