Szoptatás és társadalom, szoptatás és kultúra

Marketing Breastfeeding—Reversing Corporate Influence on Infant Feeding Practices

Deborah L. Kaplan and Kristina M. Graff
J Urban Health. 2008 Jul; 85(4): 486–504.

Abstract

Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition and the only necessary food for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. Infant formula is deficient and inferior to breast milk in meeting infants’ nutritional needs. The infant formula industry has contributed to low rates of breastfeeding through various methods of marketing and advertising infant formula. Today, in New York City, although the majority of mothers initiate breastfeeding (~85%), a minority of infants is breastfed exclusively at 8 weeks postpartum (~25%). The article reviews the practices of the formula industry and the impact of these practices.

Potential economic impacts from improving breastfeeding rates in the UK

Pokhrel S, Quigley MA, Fox-Rushby J, McCormick F, Williams A, Trueman P, Dodds R, Renfrew MJ
Arch Dis Child. 2014 Dec 4.

Abstract

RATIONALE: Studies suggest that increased breastfeeding rates can provide substantial financial savings, but the scale of such savings in the UK is not known.

OBJECTIVE: To calculate potential cost savings attributable to increases in breastfeeding rates from the National Health Service perspective.

The Association of Prenatal Media Marketing Exposure Recall with Breastfeeding Intentions, Initiation, and Duration

Zhang Y, Carlton E, Fein SB.
J Hum Lact. 2013 May 17.

Abstract

Background: Infant formula marketing, either directly to consumers or through health care providers, may influence women’s breastfeeding intentions, initiation, and duration. However, little is known about the impact of different types of media marketing on infant feeding intentions and behavior.

Objective: This study investigated whether different types of recalled prenatal media marketing exposure to formula and breastfeeding information are related to breastfeeding intentions and behavior.

Szoptatás Dzsingisz kán földjén

Mongóliában van egy gyakran emlegetett mondás, nevezetesen, hogy a legjobb birkózók legalább hatéves korukig szoptak....

A blog szerzője leírja Mongóliában szerzett tapasztalatait a szoptatással kapcsolatban, aminek lényege, hogy a szoptatást egyöntetűen a legjobbnak tartják a csecsemő és az anya számára, a nyilvános szoptatást nemcsak eltűrik, hanem aktívan támogatják és hogy az évekig tartó szoptatás nem ritkaság.

A teljes szöveg angolul itt olvasható.

Juggling Work and Breastfeeding: Effects of Maternity Leave and Occupational Characteristics

Sylvia Guendelman, Jessica Lang Kosa, Michelle Pearl, Steve Graham, Julia Goodman, Martin Kharrazi

PEDIATRICS Vol. 123 No. 1 January 2009, pp. e38-e46

Abstract

OBJECTIVES. Juggling breastfeeding and paid work can challenge breastfeeding success. We examined the relationship between breastfeeding and maternity leave before and after delivery among working mothers in Southern California. California is 1 of only 5 states in the United States providing paid pregnancy leave that can be extended for infant bonding.

The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Aesthetics

Brian Rinker, Melissa Veneracion, Catherine P. Walsh

Aesthetic Surg J. 2008;28:534-537

Background: The health benefits of breast milk for infants are well documented, but breastfeeding is avoided by many women because of concerns about a negative effect upon breast appearance. However, there is very little objective data to either support or refute this view.

Parental Responses to Infant Crying and Colic: The Effect on Breastfeeding Duration

Cynthia R. Howard, Nancy Lanphear, Bruce P. Lanphear, Shirley Eberly, Ruth A. Lawrence
Breastfeeding Medicine. 2006, 1(3): 146-155.

Abstract

Context: Infant crying can cause parental distress, and colic is associated with low maternal self-efficacy and heightened risk for depression. Breastfeeding is recognized as an effective method of calming infants, but the relationship of colic and the use of breastfeeding to remedy infant crying have not been tested for any effects on breastfeeding duration.

Talmud and Human Lactation: Cultural Basis for Increased Frequency and Duration of Breastfeeding Among Orthodox Jewish Women

ARTHUR I. EIDELMAN

Breastfeeding Medicine Mar 2006, Vol. 1, No. 1: 36-40.

ABSTRACT

Background: The relationship of cultural factors to the breastfeeding patterns has been documented. Given previous reports of the increased frequency and duration of breastfeeding in Orthodox Jewish women, an analysis of the religious and cultural basis of this phenomenon was performed.

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