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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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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Media release

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service has launched two exciting new initiatives to support breastfeeding women and their whānau/families. The CanBreastFeed (Canterbury Breastfeeding) website is a smart phone compatible website providing up to date information about breastfeeding friendly cafes, breastfeeding and working, breastfeeding support in the community, information for partners and whānau, and links to other…

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Mandarin Speaking Playgroup / Breastfeeding Support Group

Mandarin Speaking Playgroup / Breastfeeding Support Group Hornby Plunket, 29 Tower Street, Hornby. 10am – 12 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday starting June 2018. Contact: Jenny Saito jenny.saito@plunket.org.nz or 027 281 5918 Off street parking at Tower Street and Brynley Street. Caregivers and babies welcome.  No registration necessary. FREE to join.  Play area for children…

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Learning to like vegetables during breastfeeding

Learning to like vegetables during breastfeeding: a randomized clinical trial of lactating mothers and infants Conclusion: Early life may be an optimum time for both infants and their mothers to learn to like the taste of healthy foods. More research is needed to facilitate the liking and eating of these foods by mothers, which will,…

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