The association between caesarean birth and the initiation and duration of breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study in China

The association between caesarean delivery and the initiation and duration of breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study in China. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2018 Yuanjue Wu, Yan Wang, Junmei Huang, et al.   Abstract Cesarean delivery has increased significantly during the last decades. This study aimed to investigate the association between planned mode of delivery…

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Breastfeeding and Gallstones by Dr Wendy Jones

Breastfeeding and Gallstones by Dr Wendy Jones  “The development of anaesthetic data was prompted at least in part by the questions from mothers are diagnosis, treatment and surgery for gallstones whilst pregnant. Women are more likely than men to have gallstones and they are more common after the birth of several children so unsurprisingly this…

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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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