Breastfeeding Peer Support Heather Trickey, & Gill Thomson et al, have recently published a paper looking at one-to-one breastfeeding peer support experiments conducted in developed country settings. Below is a link to the December issue of the ‘National Childbirth Trust Perspective’ with a summary of the research and key points. The realist review provides an…Details
Report from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative about the financial incentives for breastfeeding research – New research finds that financial incentives may increase breastfeeding rates Offering new mothers financial incentives may significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, new research from the University of Sheffield and the University of Dundee has found. More than 10,000 new mothers…Details
Effect of Financial Incentives on Breastfeeding: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – Relton, Strong, Thomas et al 2017 JAMA Link here Financial incentives may improve breastfeeding rates in areas with low baseline prevalence. Offering a financial incentive to women in areas of England with breastfeeding rates below 40% compared with usual care resulted in a…Details
From The Birthing Room – link here
“The transition from womb to world (the 4th trimester) can be a difficult time for babies. In this video The Birthing Room shares hot tips for making the first 12 weeks of baby’s life easier for baby, Mum and Dad.”
This paper introduces a novel algorithm to analyse the practice of skin to skin in the first hour using two data sets and suggests opportunities for practice improvement. The algorithm considers the mother’s Robson criteria, skin-to-skin experience, and Widström’s 9 Stages. Using data from vaginal births in Japan and caesarean births in Australia, the algorithm…Details
80 + infant health organisations sent the ‘Fed is Best Foundation’ an open letter … this is what happened
“Your silence on engaging in constructive dialogue speaks volumes.” Kimberley Seals Allers “A few months ago, over 80 infant health organizations sent the Fed is Best Foundation an open letter asking to have a constructive dialogue regarding their concerns and vocal campaigns about the treatment of insufficient breastmilk supply—a legitimate issue that merits due attention.…Details
A downloadable pdf with all the Canterbury breastfeeding support services – free, and fee for service.
Plus breastfeeding peer counsellor course information, antenatal breastfeeding education details, Facebook pages and more …
Downloadable pdf – contains information about outlets that both sell and hire breast pumps.
Includes information about expressing breast milk – indications, which pump could be useful and handy hints on expressing and storing breast milk.
The contents of human milk (Milk for Tiny Humans)
“Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated their search for the source of its antibacterial properties on the proteins it contains. However, an interdisciplinary team of chemists and doctors at Vanderbilt University have discovered…Details