Tuesday, August 01, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 1st - 7th August 2017

Breastfeeding and breastfeeding awareness was first celebrated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action in 1992; and in recent years has continued to be celebrated in more than 120 countries by the UNICEF, WHO and their participants such as individuals, associations and governments. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action also worked hard to promote the comprehensive breastfeeding culture worldwide by providing the support deemed missing in order to raise the health benefits associated with breastfeeding for both the mother and infant.

2016 saw the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action begin their 15 year journey to achieve the sustainable development goals; which call for multi-sectorial collaboration between all services who come into contact with breastfeeding mothers and infants, in the hopes of one day demonstrating just how important breastfeeding is in tackling global problems such as hunger, inequality and poverty as it is argued by some that this natural act could potentially drive positive changes to concepts such as ecology, economy and equity. Therefore the World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year is about working together for the common good!

For more information about Breastfeeding, please visit the World Breastfeeding pages http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ and http://www.indiacelebrating.com/events/world-breastfeeding-week/

For anyone studying the importance of improving access, support and worldwide acknowledgement of breastfeeding, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

        Unlatched : the evolution of breastfeeding and the making of a controversy / by Jennifer Grayson, 2016, New York : Harper Paperbacks.
        Breastfeeding : a guide for the medical profession/ by Ruth A. Lawrence and Robert M Lawrence, 8th edition, 2016, Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier
       Pediatric primary care : practice guidelines for nurses / by Beth Richardson, 2nd edition, 2013, Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning.
        Breastfeeding and medication / by Wendy Jones, 2013, London : Routledge.
        Continuity of care in breastfeeding : best practices in the maternity setting / by Karin Cadwell Cindy Turner-Maffei, 2009, Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett.
        The anthropology of breast-feeding: natural law or social construct / by Vanessa Maher, 1992, Oxford: Berg.
        Feminism, breasts and breast feeding / by Pam Carter, 1995, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

        Protecting, promoting and supporting breast-feeding : the special role of maternity services / by World Health Organization. UNICEF, 1989, Geneva: World Health Organization.
         International Breastfeeding Journal , London : BioMed Central. Publications [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2006 onwards].
         Breastfeeding review: professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia, Nunawading, Vic. : The Association. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1982 onwards].
         Journal of human lactation, Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1999 onwards].
         Maternal and child nutrition, Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards].
        Breastfeeding Medicine, Mary Ann Liebert : United States of America Inc. [Available as a NHS ejournal 2008 onwards with a 1 year embargo].
      RMC Midwives Journal, London: Redactive Publishing. [Available in print 1995 onwards. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2005 onwards & NHS ejournal 1998 – 2007].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
        Martinez-Brockman, J.L. ; Shebl, F.M. ; Harari, N. and PĂ©rez-Escamilla, R., “An assessment of the social cognitive predictors of exclusive breastfeeding behavior using the Health Action Process Approach”, Social Science & Medicine, June 2017, Vol.182, pp.106-116. [Available via Keele ejournals]
        Tomori, Cecilia ; Palmquist, Aunchalee E.L. and Dowling, Sally, “Contested moral landscapes: Negotiating breastfeeding stigma in breast milk sharing, nighttime breastfeeding, and long-term breastfeeding in the U.S. and the U.K.”, Social Science & Medicine, November 2016, Vol.168, pp.178-185  [Available via Keele ejournals].
         Entwistle, Francesca ; Renfrew, Mary ; Baum, Alison  et al., “Breastfeeding”, RCM Midwives Journal,  Aug 2011; 14(4): 28-31. [Available in print and via Keele ejournals].
·         Muirhead, P, “Breastfeeding”, The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, January 1997, Vol.47(414), pp.54. [Available in print and via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·         Brockway, Meredith  and Venturato, Lorraine, “Breastfeeding beyond infancy: a concept analysis”, Journal of Advanced Nursing, September 2016, Vol.72(9), pp.2003-2015. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
        Smith, E.R.; Hurt, L.; Chowdhury. R. et al., “Delayed breastfeeding initiation and infant survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”, PLoS One, 26th July 2017, Vol. 12 (7), published online. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
        Pang, W.W.; Bernard,  J.; Thavamani,  G. et al., “Direct vs. Expressed Breast Milk Feeding: Relation to Duration of Breastfeeding”, Nutrients, 2017 Vol. 9(6), E547. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
Breastfeeding – NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ filter https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?om=[{%22ety%22:[%22Information%20for%20the%20Public%22]}]&q=Breastfeeding

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