Evaluation of the Effectiveness of School-Based Breastfeeding Education
A systematic review of relevant literature was conducted to identify scientifically rigorous studies on school-based interventions and promotion activities that focus on breastfeeding.
The Impact of a Prenatal Education Video on Rates of Breastfeeding
This study aimed to determine whether a low-cost prenatal education video improves hospital rates of breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity in a low-income population.
Perspectives on financial incentives for increasing breast feeding during pregnancy
This study explored the acceptability, mechanisms and consequences of incentives for smoking cessation and breastfeeding in pregnancy
Breastfeeding among adolescent mothers: A systematic review of interventions from high-income countries
This study reviewed interventions designed to improve breastfeeding rates among adolescents. The authors recommend that more interventions should be developed and evaluated, and that interventions should include mothers and partners of adolescents to successfully promote breastfeeding among adolescent mothers.
Co-parenting breastfeeding support and exclusive breastfeeding: A randomised controlled trial
This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a coparenting intervention on exclusive breastfeeding among primiparous mothers and fathers.
Are financial incentives for breastfeeding feasible in the UK?
This study tested the feasibility of a financial incentive intervention to increase breastfeeding in areas with 6–8 week breastfeeding rates of 40% or less.
Structured breastfeeding programmes in maternity services shown to improve breastfeeding rates
A systematic review was carried out to evaluate breastfeeding outcomes of structured versus non-structured breastfeeding programmes in acute maternity care settings.
Influence of childcare arrangements on breastfeeding outcomes
Little is known about the association between childcare and breastfeeding in different socio-economic groups.
Breastfeeding can reduce impact of social inequality
New research findings indicate that breastfeeding may have a significant part to play in the Government's efforts to reduce inequality.
Do health professionals understand mothers feeding choices?
In this small study, a total of 20 UK health professionals completed a semi-structured interview exploring the reasons they believed mothers chose to use formula milk.
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