All the Big Latch On events below will be held on Friday August 4th McFaddens Centre McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Doors open at 9.30am. Morning tea served from 10am. It’s a good idea to arrive before 10.15am if you are going to join in with the latch-on and breastfeed – so you can…Details
Do you need to express breast milk?
Downloadable information about expressing breast milk – indications for expressing – Q & A on expressing – hire and purchase contact details – milk storage – mythology
“Mothers who breastfeed for a total of at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who don’t breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, according to a study ..” “This is another example of a benefit to the…Details
“A common concern of a new mother is whether her baby is getting enough milk.”
This video shows signs to tell whether the baby is feeding well.
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“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…Details
Abstract Peer support is recommended by the World Health Organization for the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding, and this recommendation is included in United Kingdom (U.K.) guidance. There is a lack of information about how, when, and where breastfeeding peer support was provided in the U.K. We aimed to generate an overview of how peer…Details
Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at whether allowing infants to control their food intake by feeding themselves solid foods, instead of traditional spoon-feeding, would reduce the risk of becoming…Details
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…Details
Joint Statement by WABA and PANAP “In any journey it is the first step that counts. Breastfeeding is one of the first and practical steps that we must take to protect not only the health of babies and mothers but also the health of our planet – right from the start by providing green and…Details
A useful compilation of information which confirms the current recommendations of six months (and not four months). Access here What age should a baby be introduced to solids? Currently the WHO and NHMRC recommendation of around 6 months for introduction of solids is current and backed up by research. What foods should be offered and when?…Details