Focus on Nurturing and Nutrition
IN THIS ISSUE:
Author: Mary Nolan
Author title: Professor
Description: Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief on the IJBPE , discusses the need to ensure that every parent understands attachment.
Professor of Perinatal Education, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, UK
Author: Alexis Hure ,Ellie Gresham, Jun Lai, Amy Anderson, Julia Martin, Shanna Fealy,
Description: Pregnant women are exposed to a large number of confusing messages on weight gain, nutrient supplements and food avoidance. This article presents a summary of the evidence so that the risks and benefits of nutrition information can be weighed up
Description writer: Alexis Hure Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Public Health Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Newcastle, Australia
Ellie Gresham Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle, Australia
Jun Lai Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle, Australia
Amy Anderson Research Academic and PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle, Australia
Julia Martin Accredited Practising Dietitian, Hunter New England Health, Australia
Shanna Fealy Midwife and PhD Candidate, University
of Newcastle, Australia
Michelle Blumfield Accredited Practising Dietitian and Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Newcastle, Australia
Author: Hanna Nystrom (translated by Kikki Hansard)
Author title: Midwife
Description: Breastfeeding rates in Sweden have been flagging since 1996. A three-year breastfeeding project aims to increase the knowledge of parents and health professionals across Sweden in order to boost breastfeeding statistics and to enhance parents’ satisfaction with their relationship with their baby and the harmony between parents and children.
Description writer: Midwife
Author: Suzanne G Cox
Author title: IBCLC
Description: Following invasion in the late eighteenth century, the Aboriginal nations lost their land and concomitantly their food and medicines. They also had their cultural beliefs altered especially those associated with the importance of breastmilk and where and when babies should breastfeed.
Description writer: Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice – Tasmanian Lactation Consultants
Author: Dr Helen Crawley
Author title: Dr
Description: The nutritional status of women entering pregnancy is important for successful pregnancy outcomes, and the poor nutritional status of many teenage girls has been established in national surveys. This article considers practical ways of encouraging young women to think about their dietary choices in pregnancy.
Description writer: Director First Steps Nutrition Trust, Public Health Nutritionist
Description: Teaching activity to encourage young pregnant women to reflect on how they currently eat, compare their food choice with examples that meet energy and nutrient recommendations, and to consider how they might enhance their current eating patterns
Author: Nigel Sherriff, Valerie Hall
Description: This article summarises the research into why fathers should be included in public services intended for the family, including maternity services; what excludes fathers from these services, and how fathers can be included more meaningfully by health professionals, particularly in relation to supporting breastfeeding.
Description writer: Nigel Sherriff Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Health Research, University of Brighton
Valerie Hall Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Health Research, University of Brighton
Author: Lucy Cooke
Description: Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a relatively new approach to the introduction of complementary foods that eschews the use of spoon-feeding and purees in favour of self-feeding of family foods from six months of age. Very little research has been conducted into BLW and its impact on diet and weight status and the few studies that have been carried out leave a number of questions unanswered.
Description writer: Honorary Senior Research Psychologist, Health Behaviour Research Centre, Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London
Author: Carol Williams
Description: Existing guidance for parents on how to respond to ‘fussy eating’ in toddlers offers a range of useful tips and strategies. Considerations from the emerging literature are discussed, with a call for a step change to focus on offering, modelling and encouraging dietary diversity in toddlers and responding to satiety cues, rather than insisting on ‘eating it all up’.
Description writer: Public Health Nutritionist, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton
Author: Laura Jarman
Description: The Introducing Solids session is aimed at supporting parents, and sometimes grandparents, in developing the diet of their babies. Originally called Weaning sessions, the name was changed to combat the assumption that moving towards a solid diet means reducing the consumption of milk or ‘weaning off the breast’ for Mums who are breastfeeding.
Description writer: NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, Antenatal Teacher, Excellent Practitioner and Assessor
Author: Carolyn Pirak
Description: Bringing Baby Home is a psycho-educational intervention aimed at increasing relationship satisfaction during the first year when many couples experience increased stresses and strains, shifts in roles, decreased communication and increased conflict. A two-day workshop teaches couples skills to increase friendship, improve conflict regulation, and foster early parent-child connection.
Description writer: Founding Director, Bringing Baby Home
Author: Jane DeBaecker, Sally McRae
Description: The Calvary Health Care (CHC) Public Hospital in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory has approximately 2,000 deliveries a year. Most mothers are aged between 26 and 35, and for the majority it’s their first baby. Content from the Bringing Baby Home (BBH) program has been incorporated into antenatal education since 2006, and the BBH workshop has been offered almost every month since 2008.
Description writer: Jane DeBaecke Clinical Midwife Consultant, CHC Maternity Unit
Sally McRae Antenatal Educator and Midwife, CHC Maternity Unit
Author: Kay Cram, Shona Gore
Description: The overwhelmingly powerful feelings which are often felt by parents at the moment of the birth of their baby could be described as a peak experience. What does it mean to provide a supportive learning environment for mothers and fathers expecting a baby following Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs?
Description writer: Kay Cram, Birth and Parent Educator, Associate Lecturer, University of Worcester, UK
Shona Gore, Birth and Parent Educator, Associate Lecturer, University of Worcester, UK
Author: Pip Jaffa
Description: Parenting NI is a leading parenting organisation, which has been providing support for parents in Northern Ireland since 1979 and has a reputation for innovation and delivering high quality services.
Description writer: CEO Parenting Northern Ireland