World Breastfeeding Week continues with some great resources for childbirth educators, lactation consultants, and other perinatal professionals. Access to professional journals is a great way to keep current on new research, ideas, and protocols, but subscriptions can be expensive. Every year, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the Journal of Human Lactation makes a select group of current articles available to the public for free. This is a great time to skim over the titles and explore those topics that interest you further. The articles are available now through September 1, 2017.
Journal of Human Lactation is the official journal of ILCA. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, insights in practice and policy, commentaries, and case reports relating to research and practice in human lactation and breastfeeding. Consider checking out these newly published articles for free. I want to point out there is one article included below that might be of particular interest to educators - Systematic Review of Evidence for Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Step 3: Prenatal Breastfeeding Education.
- Breastfeeding among Mothers on Opioid Maintenance Treatment: A Literature Review
- Factors Associated with Recurrent Infant Feeding Practices in Subsequent Births: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study
- Community Rates of Breastfeeding Initiation: A Geospatial Analysis of Kentucky
- “You Are Not Alone”: Toward Equity in Breastfeeding and Skilled Lactation Care: President’s Address Given at the 2016 Meeting of the International Lactation Consultant Association
- Systematic Review of Evidence for Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Step 3: Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
- Breastfeeding in Women Having Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Factors Influencing the Breastfeeding Practices of Young Mothers Living in a Maternity Shelter: A Qualitative Study
- Factors Distinguishing Positive Deviance Among Low-Income African American Women: A Qualitative Study on Infant Feeding
- Breastfeeding Mode and Risk of Breast Cancer: A Dose–Response Meta-Analysis
- Lactation Newsmakers: An Interview With Cesar Gomes Victora, MD, PhD, As Interviewed by Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM
There is also a lactation webinar brought to you by the United States Lactation Consultant Association available at no cost during World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding Friendly Practices Presented by Suzanne Aquilina, DNP, PBP-BC, IBCLC can be accessed and viewed for free simply by adding it to the cart and checking out.
Do you know of other free resources that might be of interest to childbirth educators and birth professionals during World Breastfeeding Week? This year's theme "Sustaining Breastfeeding – Together" can be more useful if we all share information and resources that we are aware of that is helpful to others both locally and on a larger level. Leave your suggestions in the comments below so we can all access them.