Downloadable documents – Post-natal

Impact of smoking on the duration of breastfeeding in mothers with insulin-dependent diabetes mellit

The effect of smoking on breastfeeding was studied in 252 mothers with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) giving birth in the period 1985–1995.

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The Effects of Alcohol in Breast Milk on Infant Behavioural State and Mother-Infant Feeding Intera

An estimated two thirds ofAmerican women drink alcohol during their childbearing years (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1988). Consequently, numerous researchers have studied the impact of exposure to alcohol on infant outcomes.

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Maternal diet and breastfeeding: A case for rethinking physiological explanations for breastfeeding

The relationship between maternal smoking and breastfeeding and maternal obesity and breastfeeding are similar; increasing levels of smoking or obesity are associated with shorter duration of breastfeeding.

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Symposium: Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices: The Challenge of Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

Breast-feeding is a route of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her infant. However, breast-feeding is an important pillar of child survival and part of a mother’s womanhood. This paper highlights the dilemma created by the risks and the benefits of breast-feeding and will discuss the implementation in South Africa of the Safer Breastfeeding Programme, to reduce some of the known risk factors associated with HIV transmission.

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