Understanding infant feeding patterns in Scotland using linked datasets
This study describes the development of a population-wide resource that was created to explore infant feeding and child health in Scotland.
Impact of specialist breastfeeding support for overweight/obese women
This study was designed to evaluate a specialised breastfeeding peer counselling intervention promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among overweight/obese, low-income women.
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.
Maternity Care Assistants and breastfeeding support
A study was carried out to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of MCAs involving fathers from economically deprived communities in antenatal breastfeeding discussions
Teenager’s decisions about infant feeding were found to be based on what they perceived to be morally acceptable
A study was carried out to examine the psychosocial factors influencing infant feeding intention among pregnant teenagers expecting their first baby and living in deprived urban areas in England.
Preliminary results show that enhanced staff contact for breastfeeding mothers of infants born too small or too soon is cost effective
A study was carried out to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of enhanced staff contact for mothers with infants in a neonatal unit with a birth weight of 500g-2.5kg within the UK National Health Service.
Improved outcome for exclusive breastfeeding with telephone peer support for adolescent mothers
Teenage mothers breastfeed less often and for a shorter duration than adult mothers. A randomized controlled trial was designed to evaluate the effect of telephone peer support on breastfeeding duration among this group.
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