Birth Without Violence – Frederick Leyboyer


After seeing some friends talking about this book on facebook, and reading the reviews I was intrigued.  This book is a combination of poetry and photography.  Pictures are used to illustrate the sentiment with barbaric accuracy.  Whilst reading it there were moments that actually felt overwhelmed with emotion.  It simplicity compliments its sentiment. The only thing I felt uncertain about was the end, but then how can it end anyway, for the end must be open and invite action!

This is a testament to the powerful combination of text and image.

MAINN Conference: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives

I attended Tuesday 11th June 2013

I presented in the poster session:

Thank you all for the positive feedback and useful ideas on taking my work further.  I listened to some inspirational and interesting sessions.

– Professor Pat Hoddinott: Breastfeeding, behaviour change and incentives.

– H Morgan, G Thomson, N Crossland, P Hoddinott, F Dykes on behalf of the BIBS research team (UK)  Mother and baby groups as research grant co-applicants for a study on incentives for breastfeeding: opportunities and challenges.

– S Ahlqvist-Bjorkroth, J Vaarno, A Kaljonen, H Raiha, H Lagstrom (Finland)  The association of mothers’ and father’ postnatal marital satisfaction and depressive symptoms with the breastfeeding duration.

– V Zuccolo, D Bick, S Cowley (UK)  Women’s decisions and experiences about infant feeding – a longitudinal qualitative study.

– Lorna Hartwell and Phyll Buchanan: ‘Being mother-centred’: what does it mean?

– L Hartwell, P Buchanan (UK) All practitioners working with new mothers aim to achieve mother-centred care but what does it mean, and how do we know when it has been received?

– C Bartle (New Zealand) Pump fiction: manufacturing demand or meeting a need and do breast pumps really help the majority of women to breastfeed for longer?

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