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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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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