Breastfeeding Reduces Childhood Obesity Risks

Abstract – in Child Obesity Wang et al (2017) Background: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. Methods: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured…

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Breastfeeding protects against the development of Chrohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

 Xu et al – Alimentary pharmacology and therapeutics 2017 BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is a modifiable factor that may influence development of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, literature on this has been inconsistent and not accounted for heterogeneity in populations and exposure. AIM: To conduct a meta-analysis to examine the association between breastfeeding in infancy and risk of…

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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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Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors in Canterbury

Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust (TPKOT) and Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) have been running breastfeeding peer support training programmes since 2010 with funding support from the Canterbury District Health Board.  A breastfeeding peer counsellor/supporter is a mother who has breastfeed a baby, or babies, who is available to give mothers, and pregnant women,…

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Breastfeeding may be an important modifiable behavior to reduce endometriosis risk

History of breast feeding and risk of incident endometriosis: prospective cohort study. Farland et al – BMJ, 2017 Conclusion Among women who experienced at least one pregnancy that lasted at least six months, breastfeeding was inversely associated with risk of incident endometriosis. This association was partially, but not fully, influenced by postpartum amenorrhea, suggesting that breastfeeding…

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Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students

Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students: a systematic review. International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 – Yang, Salamonson, Burns and Schmied BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding support from health professionals can be effective in influencing a mother’s decision to initiate and maintain breastfeeding. However, health professionals, including nursing students, do not always receive adequate breastfeeding education during their…

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Breastfeeding During Unsettled Times

As a result of the COVID lockdown, Whānau Mai (Te Puawaitanga’s kaupapa Māori pregnancy and parenting programme) was no longer able to continue in its group format.  As it moved to an online format, videos were developed to readily deliver some of the course’s content.  CanBreastFeed did the breastfeeding sessions in the wānanga so Kelly…

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Breastfeeding During Infancy Is Associated With a Lower Future Risk of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Breastfeeding During Infancy Is Associated With a Lower Future Risk of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Brenton et al. Pediatric Neurology 2017 BACKGROUND: Risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by environment and genetics. Infant breastfeeding appears protective against some childhood autoimmune disorders, but its impact on risk of MS in childhood is unknown. The objective of…

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Breastfeeding and Gallstones by Dr Wendy Jones

Breastfeeding and Gallstones by Dr Wendy Jones  “The development of anaesthetic data was prompted at least in part by the questions from mothers are diagnosis, treatment and surgery for gallstones whilst pregnant. Women are more likely than men to have gallstones and they are more common after the birth of several children so unsurprisingly this…

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