Lynsey Hansford looks at some of the amazing benefits of skin-to-skin in the hours and days after birth. Skin-to-skin has become a birth plan buzzword. The term has penetrated 'birthspeak' and, in my view, is at risk of being treated as a trend that is only paid lip service in the immediate … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Deal With Skin-To-Skin?
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World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2015 Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it work! A Joint Statement from La Leche League GB, The Breastfeeding Network, Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and Maternity Action. This year the World Alliance for … [Read more...] about World Breastfeeding Week – A Joint statement
"Supporting Women's Right to Breastfeed": a Joint Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 59, March 9-20, 2015 March 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) - of which La Leche League International is … [Read more...] about Supporting Women’s Right to Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to protect both our planet’s ecosystems and our health. It helps to ensure food security, has a positive effect on maternal and child health and wellbeing, and is vastly important to our carbon footprint. Advantages to the environment There’s no food more … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding and the Environment
A new study, published 20th August 2014 in the journal Maternal and Child Health, has found that mothers who planned to breastfeed and who actually went on to breastfeed were significantly less likely to become depressed than mothers who had planned to, and who did not, breastfeed (1). This study … [Read more...] about New Study: Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression
Breastfeeding mothers often receive conflicting advice about whether drinking alcohol can have a negative effect on their baby. This can leave them feeling like they have more questions than answers. While women are often warned not to consume alcohol during pregnancy given the evidence that this … [Read more...] about Alcohol and breastfeeding
The most up-to-date research done on this found that children who are breastfed are more likely to recover from stuttering and return to fluent speech. The study of 47 children who began stuttering at an early age found that those who were breastfed longer were more likely to recover. 1 What the … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding could help reduce childhood stuttering, study finds