The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account

The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account Anonymous Midwife A midwife wishes to raise her concerns about her experience working in both Baby Friendly and non-Baby Friendly environments. She feels she can’t challenge poor practice and ultimately that women are being let down. This anonymous blog post highlights her concerns and we wonder […]

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Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool

Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool Maddie McMahon – Doula, Mentor and Breastfeeding Counsellor Maddie McMahon is a Doula and author, having written ‘Why Doula’s Matter’ and ‘Why Mothering Matters’. She also a course leader at Developing Doula’s a training course to assist new Doulas to support women and […]

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Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers?

Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers? Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Dr Natalie Shenker – Co-founder of the Human Milk Foundation Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 Scenario  You are a midwife in practice, supporting breastfeeding women. You are wondering, […]

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Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success 

Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success  Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Scenario  Your colleagues are attending a study day in London on maternal obesity during pregnancy. You are looking forward to the […]

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Midwifery basics 6. Breastfeeding in public spaces

Midwifery basics 6. Breastfeeding in public spaces – how experiences in public, and on return to work, affect women’s ability to continue breastfeeding Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 Breastfeeding discussion often focuses on those early days, when women are […]

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Midwifery basics  5. Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding

Midwifery basics 5. Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Heather Trickey – Research Fellow, DECIPHer, Cardiff University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019  As social beings, we exist within families and within communities, and the […]

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Midwifery basics; anatomy and physiology 3. Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation

Midwifery basics; anatomy and physiology 3. Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Scenario Rose is a first-time mother attending a breastfeeding support clinic you are running. Rose gave birth three weeks ago after a complicated labour. Although […]

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Midwifery basics; why do so many women struggle to breastfeed?

Midwifery basics 1. Why do so many women struggle to breastfeed? Exploring psychological, social and cultural influences on infant feeding decisions Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Public health messages encourage new mothers to breastfeed, but breastfeeding rates in many Western regions remain low. Given high maternal intentions to breastfeed, and […]

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Gathering gold: antenatal colostrum COLLECTing with the use of a milk-collecting shell

Gathering gold: antenatal colostrum COLLECTing with the use of a milk-collecting shell Case study Mary was a 23-year-old primigravida woman who was very keen to breastfeed her first baby. She lived with her mother who was a midwife and who had shared her knowledge and experience of the importance of colostrum as the ideal food […]

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Midwifery programmes receive top marks in Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Midwifery programmes receive top marks in Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Oxford Brookes University has been commended for its ‘outstanding programme of study’ in a recent assessment of Unicef UK Baby Friendly standards. The Baby Friendly Initiative is a worldwide programme of the World Health Organization and Unicef first introduced in 1992 to encourage maternity […]

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