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The best start in life
Topic: The best start in life

CYP: Local data on maternal and infant nutrition

In 2013/14, feeding status at birth was recorded for virtually all births at the Homerton (99.3%) to Hackney and City of London mothers; the vast majority (92%) of these babies were breastfed at birth. At 6-8 weeks, breastfeeding status was recorded for 98% of local births; half (52%) were reported as breastfeeding exclusively, one third …

CYP: Local data on maternal mental health

Virtually all Hackney mothers (99.9%) who delivered at the Homerton during 2013-2015 had their mental health status recorded at delivery – 5% (369 people) were recorded to have ‘poor’ mental health and two thirds of these were receiving perinatal mental health services. The perinatal mental health service covers moderate to severe mental health difficulties during …

CYP: Local data on maternal weight

Over a two year period (2013/14 to 2014/15) half of Hackney and the City residents giving birth at the Homerton  were of a ‘healthy weight’ at their booking visit, while 28% were overweight and 19% were obese (Figure 6). The median body mass index (BMI) was 24 (i.e. at the upper end of the healthy …

CYP: The Best Start in Life: Treatment, care and support services and support available locally

Early years support Children’s Centres provide a variety of services, including child and family health services, childcare, integrated early education, parenting and wider family support. This incorporates advice on employment and training for parents, through links with Jobcentre Plus. A breakdown of the use of these services by Children’s Centre area, measured by the number …

CYP: The Best Start in Life: Prevention services and support available locally

Teenage pregnancy Universal access to free contraception and sexual health services for local young people is available through a number of channels – primary care (GPs, pharmacies), sexual health clinics and, more specifically, through the new City and Hackney Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service (which involves both an educational/outreach and clinical component). …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons in maternal and infant nutrition over time

As described in the introduction to this chapter, in 2013/14 virtually all (99.3%) babies born in Hackney and the City of London had their breastfeeding status recorded at birth, which is higher than the London (97%) and national (98%) averages; 92% of these babies were being breastfed, which is again higher than the London (88%) …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons of teenage mothers in other areas and over time

In 2013, the rate of births to those aged 15-17 years in Hackney and the City was not statistically significantly different from London, England or any of Hackney’s statistical peers (Figure 17). Figure 17: Births to those under the age of 18 per 1,000 women aged 15-17 (2014) Source: Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking …