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…

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Mandarin Speaking Playgroup / Breastfeeding Support Group

Mandarin Speaking Playgroup / Breastfeeding Support Group Hornby Plunket, 29 Tower Street, Hornby. 10am – 12 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday starting June 2018. Contact: Jenny Saito jenny.saito@plunket.org.nz or 027 281 5918 Off street parking at Tower Street and Brynley Street. Caregivers and babies welcome.  No registration necessary. FREE to join.  Play area for children…

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Application of cabbage leaves compared to gel packs for mothers with breast engorgement: Randomised controlled trial.

Application of cabbage leaves compared to gel packs for mothers with breast engorgement: Randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2017 Wong et al Abstract 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…

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Pumping experiences survey

Pumping experiences survey, pt1 – from the Team Anthropology blog – Aunchalee Palmquist, Elizabeth Quinn and Cecilia Tomori “We started the pumping experiences survey to see how mothers would respond to differences in pump output, based on their normal pumping experiences. We had predicted that mothers who had dramatic changes in output in the experiment…

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Adverse Drug Reactions in Breastfed Infants: Less Than Imagined

Adverse Drug Reactions in Breastfed Infants: Less Than Imagined Link here Medication use during breastfeeding shortens the duration of breastfeeding often because of overly cautious information given by healthcare providers. No comprehensive review of the literature on infant adverse reactions from drugs in breastmilk has been published. All published studies and case reports on adverse…

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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…

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