Breastfeeding of newborns with Down’s syndrome
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Breastfeeding of newborns with Down’s syndrome

Roja Sooben Visiting lecturer, Centre for Learning Disability Studies, University of Hertfordshire

Roja Sooben calls for guidance on breastfeeding tailored specifically for mothers of infants with Down’s syndrome to address the health inequalities they may otherwise experience

Despite compelling evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding, little is known about the breastfeeding experiences of mothers of infants with Down’s syndrome. This article explores the experiences of mothers of newly born children with Down’s syndrome. It also discusses whether national breastfeeding strategies to address health inequalities can meet the needs of infants born with Down’s syndrome and their mothers.

Learning Disability Practice. 18, 6, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/ldp.18.6.26.e1647


Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 18 March 2015

Accepted: 29 April 2015