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…

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The Big Latch On 2018

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 to…

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Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada: Implications for health equity. Birth 2018, Vehling, Chan, & McGavock et al Methods We studied 3195 Canadian mother‐infant dyads in the CHILD pregnancy cohort. Newborn feeding was documented from hospital records. Caregivers reported sociodemographic factors and infant feeding at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.…

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Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding

Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding. Plos One 2018 Holtzman & Usherwood While all the GPs interviewed had positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, they were often lacking in knowledge and conviction to provide strong support for women during their breastfeeding journey. This is not surprising considering most GPs had little or no formal…

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Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students

Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students: a systematic review. International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 – Yang, Salamonson, Burns and Schmied BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding support from health professionals can be effective in influencing a mother’s decision to initiate and maintain breastfeeding. However, health professionals, including nursing students, do not always receive adequate breastfeeding education during their…

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Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Dr Natalie Shenker

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Dr Natalie Shenker, BM BCh (Oxon), MSc, PhD Epigenetics and Breast Cancer (Imperial) Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Risk: What Are the Facts? Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC, the most aggressive breast cancers), probably in pre-menopausal women Breastfeeding may not affect the incidence or risk of hormone receptor…

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Independent report: Feeding in the first year of life: SACN report The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on feeding in the first year of life. July 2018

Independent report: Feeding in the first year of life: SACN report The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on feeding in the first year of life. July 2018 “SACN’s conclusions are largely consistent with existing advice on infant feeding, the introduction of solid foods and diversification of the infant diet. In particular, SACN concludes…

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