Tag: breastfeeding

Introducing … breastsleeping

This month has seen the publication of a commentary (in Acta Paediatrica) which needs very little discussion from me, because its premise and argument is so clearly laid out in the title and abstract.  Here’s the title… There is no…

Mode of birth and feeding matter for bugs!

A group of Swedish researchers have carried out a study (which is freely available online, thank you authors) to find out how babies’ guts are colonized with microbes, and their findings make for fascinating reading. The researchers began from the…

The importance of immediate/early skin-to-skin after caesarean

“Immediate or early skin-to-skin contact after a Caesarean section may increase breastfeeding initiation, decrease time to the first breastfeed, reduce formula supplementation in hospital, increase bonding and maternal satisfaction, maintain the temperature of newborns and reduce newborn stress” (Stevens et…

Could maternal body slope be key to protecting babies?

I caught up briefly with Suzanne Colson at the Midwifery Today conference last month, and was really interested to hear about her take on a possible explanation for the possible link between maternal breastfeeding position and sudden unexpected postnatal collapse…

Breastfeeding: food for thought…

If you have any contact with women who are giving birth and/or breastfeeding, then I would urge you to consider reading a study published recently in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (which means it’s free, and here’s the link) in which…