Breastfeeding initiation and cessation among employed mothers
This prospective cohort study of 817 women explored the factors impacting employed mothers' decisions to start and continue breastfeeding.
Infant feeding choices in the adolescent population
This study explored the factors that influence adolescents' decisions around infant feeding.
The impact of caesarean section on breastfeeding initiation, duration and difficulties
This Canadian study found that when controlling for socio-demographic, labour and delivery characteristics, planned c-section is associated with early breastfeeding cessation.
Birth Companions launches Birth Charter for women in prison
Birth Companions has launched a Birth Charter recommending improvements in the care of pregnant women and new mothers in prison.
Pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination in the workplace
This study investigated the prevalence and nature of pregnancy and maternity discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace in England.
Fathers’ Roles in Breastfeeding Promotion
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention involving fathers on breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding rates in China.
Why do mothers use nipple shields and how does this influence duration of exclusive breastfeeding?
This study explored the benefits and risks of nipple shield use.
The impact of breastfeeding peer support for mothers aged under 25: a time series analysis
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a breastfeeding peer support service in one UK city in increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration in young mothers
Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect
Scaling up breastfeeding to a near universal level could prevent 823 000 annual deaths in children younger than 5 years. Breastfeeding is important for women and children, whether they are rich or poor.
Why invest, and what it will take to improve breastfeeding practices?
Not breastfeeding is associated with lower intelligence and economic losses of about $302 billion annually or 0·49% of world gross national income. Political support and financial investment are needed to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
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