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…Details
Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows “A new study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, and was led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University, examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in the PROmotion…Details
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.