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Mary Paton Research Award

Mary Paton Research Award

Mary Paton Research Award2021-04-05T15:27:10+10:00
Mary Paton OAM

Australian Breastfeeding Association Founder

Mary Paton OAM

The Mary Paton Research Award was established to honour the founder of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly the Nursing Mothers’ Association of Australia), Mary Paton OAM.

Previous Winners

Mary Paton Research Award 2000 – Catherine Fetherston

Mastitis is a significant problem amongst lactating women yet there remains a paucity of scientific research into the anatomical, physiological and pathological determinants for mastitis. There is also scant knowledge regarding the physiological changes occurring within the breast as a result of mastitis. This paper examines the available research and current clinical and scientific opinion concerning the breast's response to inflammation and infection and the numerous influences that may impact upon the development of mastitis. In particular, the difficulties associated with differentiating between infective and non-infective mastitis are discussed. Access Catherine's paper here

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Mary Paton Research Award 2003 – Ruth Cantrill, Debra Creedy and Marie Cooke

Midwives' knowledge of newborn feeding ability and reported practice managing the first breastfeed The authors are from Queensland and work for Griffith University. The paper related to successful breastfeeding relationships being established between mothers and babies when there is no interference with the skin to skin contact between them after birth. Access the paper here

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