Shame if you do, shame if you don’t: women’s experiences of infant feeding
This qualitative study explored how shame is present in both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women’s narratives of their experiences.
Process-oriented training in breastfeeding for health professionals decreases women's experiences of breastfeeding challenges
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a process-oriented training in breastfeeding support counselling for midwives and child health nurses.
Professional breastfeeding support for first-time mothers: a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial
This study evaluated the effect of two postnatal professional support interventions, on the duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding at 1, 2, and 3 months postpartum.
Maternity leave duration and full-time/part-time work status are associated with US mothers’ ability to meet breastfeeding intentions
This study aimed to assess whether maternity leave duration and return status (full-time, part-time) were associated with not meeting a mother’s intention to breastfeed at least 3 months.
Mothers’ expectations and other factors affecting breastfeeding at six months in Greece
In this Greek study, a total of 145 women were interviewed on the third day postpartum, and followed up by telephone interview at three and six months to determine the factors that influenced their breastfeeding duration.
Early breastfeeding concerns and their impact on duration
The aim of the study was to characterise breastfeeding concerns and determine their association with stopping breastfeeding and or feeding formula.
Feeding support needs to be more woman-centred
This study investigated the infant feeding experiences of women and their significant others from pregnancy until 6 months after birth to establish what would make a difference.
Infant nutrition and the impact on public health
The Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health has carried out a review of recent meta-analyses of evidence related to the long term impact of early cessation of breastfeeding (prior to 6 months) on a range of conditions which affect long term health.
US study shows breastfeeding can significantly reduce health costs and save lives
This study aimed to update a 2001 report showing the cost benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for six months, widening the diseases considered in the light of the 2007 breastfeeding report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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 with the aim of equipping them to provide support and encouragement to their partner.
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