Patricia Hamilton is a Master’s student at the University of Sussex and she is currently conducting research about race and the lactivist movement.
If you are interested in participating in this project please answer the following questions and return them via e-mail to email@example.com
Please feel free to answer the questions in any way you . . . → Read More: Dissertation Research Request – “Race and the Lactivist Movement”
A lot of women start breast feeding, but very few babies are breast fed for more than a few days or weeks. There are many suggestions about how to help women who want to breast feed for longer, and online support is one suggestion (online support in this context means using the internet as a . . . → Read More: Research about women’s use of the internet to support their breastfeeding journey
New from The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute:
The World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Department of Health, even First Lady Michelle Obama are sold on the benefits of breastfeeding infants until they’re six months old. A host of scientific studies show that mother’s milk is best for infants, linked to both improved immunity . . . → Read More: Have Infant Formula Companies Shaped U.S. Breastfeeding Policy?
A Request from UWE
Would you like to help health visitors become more familiar with the course of normal, enjoyable breastfeeding? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’, then you’ll be interested to hear that UWE are seeking mums and babies who are willing to be observed by student health visitors. Watching all ages of babies feeding – . . . → Read More: South West Mums and Babies wanted for Health Visitor Research
A researcher at Swansea University is looking into the use of complimentary therapies during pregnancy and the outcome this has on the birth experience and postnatal period, particularly it’s effect on breastfeeding. They are looking for as many Mums with babies under 6 months old to do an online survey.
The link to the . . . → Read More: Complimentary Therapies During Pregnancy Research Mums with babies under 6 months needed
This article by Taryn Davies is on www.femalefirst.co.uk, I’ve cut it down a little so please follow the link to read the rest of it. I’m also trying to find the original research by Philips Avent so if anyone has seen it please let me know!
“Breastfeeding has been proven to benefit both mother and . . . → Read More: One in 6 mums would let a baby cry rather than breastfeed in public (from Female First)
Can anyone take a few minutes to answer this for research;
There can be many factors that discourage a mother from breastfeeding. We are not talking here about the challenges she may face once she starts, but about the barriers that can actually deter her from even wanting to breastfeed in the first place.
Thank . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding research question – breastfeeding barriers
This is very cheering indeed, researchers and experts are commenting on the the ‘Six months of exclusive breastfeeding, how good is the evidence’ article using phrases such as
“just a respectable opinion based on shaky grounds” “Why don’t we concentrate on physiology and neuromuscular development to advise mothers on when to start solids, instead of . . . → Read More: “how good is the evidence?” article “just a respectable opinion based on shaky grounds”
28 September 2010 BBC News Health
Breastfeeding ‘prevents baby infections,’ research suggests Breast milk contains disease-fighting antibodies
Exclusive breastfeeding for six months wards off baby infections, further evidence suggests.
Regardless of other factors, such as good healthcare and vaccination programmes, breastfeeding still gives babies a boost, say Greek researchers.
They say it is the composition . . . → Read More: Exclusive breastfeeding means less infections
Notre Dame News
Research shows child rearing practices of distant ancestors foster morality, compassion in kids Susan Guibert • Date: September 17, 2010
Ever meet a kindergartener who seemed naturally compassionate and cared about others’ feelings? Who was cooperative and didn’t demand his own way? Chances are, his parents held, carried and . . . → Read More: Breastfed babies have more empathy as adults.
Australian researchers are embarking on a study of mums in the United Kingdom to discover if “guilt-tripping women” into breastfeeding is effective in persuading them to opt for breast over bottle.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a recognised leader in breastfeeding research and has already undertaken a study in Australia and the US.
Lead . . . → Read More: Feeding Your Bub Survey – UK mums of babies under 18mths wanted.
The data from Growing up in Ireland is becoming available for secondary analysis. It is a great resource which, hopefully, researchers in Ireland and elsewhere will take full advantage of. From time to time I will post some snapshots from the data. The graph below shows the distribution of reading ability (at age 9) . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding and Reading – some Irish Data
If you are a breastfeeding woman who has had a breast biopsy or is scheduled to have a breast biopsy and you live in America this study is for you. You don’t have leave your house to participate and everything you need is shipped directly to you.
If this study isn’t the right fit for . . . → Read More: Study into Breastmilk in America, donators wanted
Sunday, 10 February 2008 By Catherine Madden
Mammary stem cells (red/blue) and differentiated adult mammary cells (green) isolated from human breast milk.
The Perth scientist who made the world-first discovery that human breast milk contains stem cells is confident that within five years scientists will be harvesting them to research treatment for conditions . . . → Read More: Breast milk contains stem cells