Breastfeeding-Friendly UC

We recently had the pleasure of awarding the University of Canterbury Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace status. Breastfeeding is well researched and recognised as providing many short and long term health and wellbeing benefits to babies, mothers, families and communities. Today, for a myriad of reasons, many women are returning to work after the birth of their baby…

The Big Latch On 2018

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service and the Canterbury Breastfeeding Network ran a Big Latch On Event at the McFaddens Centre in St Albans on Friday, August 3, 2018. The event was very well attended with 55 latched mothers and babies/toddlers recorded. We were fortunate to be able to offer more space this year allowing us…

World Breastfeeding Week – Canterbury Big-Latch-On events

Updated information about venues will be posted here on the Women’s Health Action Big-Latch-On page Information about the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) World Breastfeeding Week is here The theme for WBW 2018 is ‘Breastfeeding: A Foundation for Life’ All the Canterbury Big Latch On events below will be held on Friday August 3rd…

The mysteries of milk (human)

“Far from being an easily synthesised mixture of nutrients, breast milk contains a multitude of microbes, stem cells and biological molecules that scientists are still trying to understand. Dr Natalie Shenker MRSB explores what we do and don’t know about the white stuff.” “Breast milk contains thousands of different molecules, growth factors, hormones, microorganisms and…

Breastfeeding Reduces Childhood Obesity Risks

Abstract – in Child Obesity Wang et al (2017) Background: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. Methods: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured…