Setting the Record Straight: Breastfeeding Saves Lives, Doesn’t Cost Lives; Beyond the Recent Headlines

Kimberley Seals Allers “Most importantly, we must not allow the media or any organization’s desire to sensationalize a rare occurrence turn into a dangerous, broad-based message that exclusive breastfeeding kills. That is categorically untrue and extremely irresponsible. In fact, decades of global research proves that exclusive breastfeeding consistently saves lives. The World Health Organization reports…

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Returning to Our Unsettled Dust: a presentation outlining how non-Māori systems, policies and people impact on Māori health outcomes and how this affects breastfeeding.

This is a presentation originally given at the La Leche League Health Professional’s Breastfeeding Seminar in Christchurch in October 2018. This link will take you to a video of it being presented at the Baby-Friendly meeting held in Wellington in November 2018. Thank you to NZBA for supporting it, for filming it and for providing…

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Pumping experiences survey

Pumping experiences survey, pt1 – from the Team Anthropology blog – Aunchalee Palmquist, Elizabeth Quinn and Cecilia Tomori “We started the pumping experiences survey to see how mothers would respond to differences in pump output, based on their normal pumping experiences. We had predicted that mothers who had dramatic changes in output in the experiment…

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Predictors of supplementation for breastfed babies in a Baby-Friendly hospital (NZ)

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…

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No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach

No difference in self-reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby-led weaning or traditional spoon-feeding approach – Dr Amy Brown. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2017 Results In total, 13.6% of infants (n = 155) had ever choked. No significant association was found between weaning style and ever choking, or the…

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