The award is given to universities who can demonstrate a high standard of infant feeding education in their curriculum.
Two external UNICEF UK assessors interviewed third-year students about various aspects of infant feeding – and particularly supporting mothers with breastfeeding.
After demonstrating their skills and knowledge to the assessors, the students achieved an overall score of 99%.
One assessor gave the following feedback: “It lifts my heart that breastfeeding and midwifery is in safe hands in Sussex and hopefully some of those students will be infant feeding trailblazers of the future.”
Staff and students on the Midwifery degree worked together to achieve the accreditation – an effort that was led by Jenny Hendley and Debbie Gowers. Jenny said: “Receiving this award recognises that our teaching meets the exceptionally high standards of UNICEF UK.