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.e1647Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 18 March 2015
Accepted: 29 April 2015