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Sally Dowling

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What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis (2020)
Journal Article
Rogers, K., McCabe, C., & Dowling, S. (2021). What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101864

Purpose The number of people living with and beyond cancer is increasing; a significant number of these people will experience the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment. Research into this group has been identified as a priority to... Read More about What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis.

What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Rogers, K., McCabe, C., & Dowling, S. (2020, February). What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis. Poster presented at British Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference, Edinburgh, UK

Background The number of people living with and beyond cancer is increasing (Linden, Love, Bowman and Maher, 2016). The nature of cancer and its treatment means a significant number of these people will experience the long-term and late effects of... Read More about What are the holistic experiences of adults living long-term with the consequences of cancer and its treatment? A qualitative evidence synthesis..

Moving beyond the 'yuk' factor: health professionals and understanding risk in relation to human milk exchange (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S. (2020, January). Moving beyond the 'yuk' factor: health professionals and understanding risk in relation to human milk exchange. Presented at Human Milk: Bodies, Boundaries and Barriers, University of Bristol

This presentation looks at human milk exchange: what it is; where, how and why is happens; meaning and value of human milk; understandings of risk and how health professionals and women make sense of them.

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.

Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Fraser, M., Dowling, S., Oxford, L., Ellis, N., & Jones, M. (2020). Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 58(2), 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2019.1676811

Breastfeeding rates in the UK remain persistently low, with a rapid fall off during the first 6–8 weeks. The work of healthcare and public health practitioners impacts on mothers’ experiences of infant feeding. Support, promotion and protection of br... Read More about Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences.

Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Isherwood, J., Boyer, K., & Dowling, S. (2019). Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK. Health and Place, 59, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.05.003

© 2019 This paper compares experiences of breastfeeding outside the home for women living in low-income and high-income neighborhoods of the same city. Our findings are based on an analysis of 22 interviews with breastfeeding mothers (11 in each of t... Read More about Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK.

What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S., & Cooper, T. (2019, June). What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Paper presented at Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-cultural Perspectives

Abstract: Introduction: Despite good quality evidence (Victora et al, 2016) and recommendations, the duration of breastfeeding varies around the world. In developed nations breastfeeding beyond infancy is unusual and hard to measure. In the UK the... Read More about What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence.

'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term (2018)
Book Chapter
Dowling, S. (2018). 'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term. In S. Dowling, D. Pontin, & K. Boyer (Eds.), Social experiences of breastfeeding: Buliding bridges between research, policy and practice, 55-70. Policy Press

This chapter draws on my research with women who breastfeed for longer than is usual in the UK, where a minority of women are still breastfeeding at six months and an unknown number breastfeed into the second year and beyone (McAndrew et al, 2012). T... Read More about 'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term.

Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice (2018)
Book
Dowling, S., Pontin, D., & Boyer, K. (2018). K. Boyer, D. Pontin, & S. Dowling (Eds.), Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice. Policy Press

This book brings together international academics, policy makers and practitioners to build bridges between the real world and scholarship on breastfeeding.