Maureen Minchin: Milk Matters

Those of our readers who have been involved in breastfeeding support for many years, will no doubt remember Maureen’s earlier books “Breastfeeding Matters” and “Food For Thought” – virtually mandatory for all breastfeeding counsellors in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, whilst some subsequent editions of those two valued texts have been published, Maureen has gone to ground, working on … Read More

The Lancet Breastfeeding Series

Breastfeeding in the news: 29th January 2016 saw the launch of the long awaited Lancet Breastfeeding Series of papers, with some international interest being sparked. Some of the funding for the work behind this suite of documents came from the Gates Foundation headed by Bill and Melinda Gates, which improved the profile of this work considerably. From the Lancet website: … Read More

Sleep norms for babies: Swansea University publish research as a cute video

Research by Swansea University suggests that the cultural desire for a baby who sleeps through the night so that parents can get plenty of rest and relaxation time, is not a biologically good thing, and have released a video to help new parents find out about baby sleep and feeding patterns. The video challenges the idea that babies should be …

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