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Description: This project investigates the different kinds of support mothers of infants receive from different sources (such as fathers, grandmothers and professionals), and the impact this has on maternal experience and infant feeding. Findings will contribute to public health understandings of how best to support mothers during the first few years of their children’s lives.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International

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Social Support and Feeding Your Baby Survey

The draft and final survey for our 'Social Support, Maternal Experience and Infant Feeding' project, as well as data accompanying out published papers

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Who Cares? Workshop on Caregiving and Mother-Infant Health

Materials and outputs from interdisciplinary workshop on support for mother-infant health. Funded by EHBEA and supported by UCL Anthropology.

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Testing the buffering hypothesis: breastfeeding problems, cessation and social support

Public Health England’s most recent breastfeeding rates for England (based on 140 of 144 local authorities) highlight that only 47.3% (95% CI 47.1-47....

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Emotional and informational social support from health visitors and breastfeeding outcomes in the UK

Social support in all forms is essential in maintaining breast/chest-feeding and helping to improve general infant feeding experience among parents. W...

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