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“Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study (2023)
Journal Article
Douglass, E., Johnson, C., Lucas, G., & Dowling, S. (2023). “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 18(1), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-023-00606-9

Background: More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant feeding information, yet are... Read More about “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study.

Parental engagement with complementary feeding information in the United Kingdom: A qualitative evidence synthesis (2023)
Journal Article
Spurlock, K., Deave, T., Lucas, P. J., & Dowling, S. (2023). Parental engagement with complementary feeding information in the United Kingdom: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 19(4), Article e13553. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13553

Complementary feeding is the process of introducing solid foods to milk‐fed infants (also known as weaning). Current UK guidance states that complementary feeding should occur around 6 months but not before 4 months. This systematic review explores h... Read More about Parental engagement with complementary feeding information in the United Kingdom: A qualitative evidence synthesis.

What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S., & Cooper, T. (2019, November). What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence

The duration of breastfeeding varies around the world; in developed nations breastfeeding beyond infancy is unusual and hard to measure, with the numbers in the UK likely to be very small. There is limited understanding of how women experience breast... Read More about What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence.