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ABA Professional News – April 2020

I hope you are all travelling reasonably well in this time of pandemic. It’s a brave new world of social distancing, working from home, telehealth and school at home among usual our usual roles and expectations. For some it will be a mere blip and for others extremely challenging.

ABA Professional News – April 20202021-04-05T14:15:42+10:00

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

Mary Paton Research Award 2000 – Catherine Fetherston2021-04-05T14:32:04+10:00

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

Mary Paton Research Award 2003 – Ruth Cantrill, Debra Creedy and Marie Cooke2021-04-05T14:31:55+10:00

Mary Paton Research Award 2013 – Dr Karleen Gribble

This research provides insight into the process by which women became internet-facilitated peer-to-peer milk recipients. It identified that many peer milk recipients have medical histories that can make breastfeeding challenging or impossible. As a group they do not appear to be typical of the general population of breastfeeding women. It also indicated that determining a cause and possible solutions to the breastfeeding difficulties of milk recipients is often extremely problematic. Health workers dealing with breastfeeding women require greater training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that adversely affect breastfeeding, including a physiological incapacity to fully breastfeed. Although peer-to-peer milk recipients come to milk sharing because of necessity, they appear to be satisfied with the solution it provides to their problem of being unable to fully breastfeed their infants. Access Dr Gribble's paper here

Mary Paton Research Award 2013 – Dr Karleen Gribble2021-04-05T14:31:01+10:00

Mary Paton Research Award 2011 – Ms Marie McLaughlin

In her winning paper, Ms McLaughlin examines breastfeeding knowledge, knowledge related to breastfeeding the hospitalised infant, policy and guideline awareness, and attitudes to breastfeeding in the paediatric nursing community. Participants responded to an extensive questionnaire in which they demonstrated excellent breastfeeding attitudes and general knowledge. Nonetheless, deficits in breastfeeding knowledge related to specific outcomes were identified (including attachment, maintenance of milk supply, expressing, impact of supplements, protective benefits and supportive advice and strategies). Access Marie's paper here

Mary Paton Research Award 2011 – Ms Marie McLaughlin2021-04-05T14:31:15+10:00
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