Modes of Infant Feeding and the Risk of Childhood Asthma

Modes of Infant Feeding and the Risk of Childhood Asthma: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study. Klopp et al, Journal of Pediatrics 2017 “Modes of infant feeding are associated with asthma development. Direct breastfeeding is most protective compared with formula feeding; indirect breast milk confers intermediate protection. Policies that facilitate and promote direct breastfeeding could have…

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Breastfeeding Peer Support: Lessons from Design

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…

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New research finds that financial incentives may increase breastfeeding rates

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…

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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.…

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