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
Predictors of supplementation for breastfed babies in a Baby-Friendly hospital (NZ) Stefanie Kalmakoff, Andrew Gray and Sally Baddock – Women and Birth – 2017 Abstract Problem Supplementation of breastfed babies is common during the hospital stay. Background The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) optimises practices to support exclusive breastfeeding, yet supplementation is still prevalent. Objective…Details
WEBINAR 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE BMS CODE “The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code): As relevant as ever. Although the Code was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981, there have been a number of subsequent resolutions (including WHA 69.9 of May 2016) that are also an important part of the Code.…Details