No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach

No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach – Dr Amy Brown. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2017 Results In total, 13.6% of infants (n = 155) had ever choked. No significant association was found between weaning style and ever choking, or the…

Influential 2016 article against Baby-Friendly based on a false claim. Dr Melissa Bartic

Influential article against Baby-Friendly is based on a false claim. Dr Melissa Bartick “In their famous August 2016 article in JAMA Pediatrics, ‘Unintended Consequences of Current Breastfeeding Initiatives’ Dr. Joel Bass and colleagues cite data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health showing a disturbing proportion of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUID) in the first 5…

Who needs to know about breastfeeding? Should everyone know about breastfeeding? Or just some people? Which people? What should they know?  

World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in Australia  – blog by Jen Hocking Indicator 5 – Who needs to know about breastfeeding? Should everyone know about breastfeeding? Or just some people? Which people? What should they know? “This indicator requires that relevant health professionals are educated about their responsibilities to the country’s national policies regarding the WHO Code…

Cabbage leaves can be recommended to postnatal mothers to manage breast engorgement

Application of cabbage leaves compared to gel packs for mothers with breast engorgement: Randomised controlled trial. Wong et al. International Journal of Nursing Studies BACKGROUND: The effects of cold cabbage leaves and cold gel packs on breast engorgement management have been inconclusive. No studies have compared the effects of these methods on breast engorgement using…

Breastfeeding During Infancy Is Associated With a Lower Future Risk of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Breastfeeding During Infancy Is Associated With a Lower Future Risk of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Brenton et al. Pediatric Neurology 2017 BACKGROUND: Risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by environment and genetics. Infant breastfeeding appears protective against some childhood autoimmune disorders, but its impact on risk of MS in childhood is unknown. The objective of…

Conflicts of Interest explained – Baby Milk Action UK

Conflicts of Interest explained – Baby Milk Action What is a Conflict of Interest? [Individual] conflicts of interest are defined as circumstances that create a risk that professional judgments or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest.’ ‘Institutional conflicts of interest arise when an institution’s own financial interest or…

Modes of Infant Feeding and the Risk of Childhood Asthma

Modes of Infant Feeding and the Risk of Childhood Asthma: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study. Klopp et al, Journal of Pediatrics 2017 “Modes of infant feeding are associated with asthma development. Direct breastfeeding is most protective compared with formula feeding; indirect breast milk confers intermediate protection. Policies that facilitate and promote direct breastfeeding could have…