Research and project reports related to implementing and sustaining Baby
Friendly practices in Ireland
Produced by participating hospitals and Irish based researchers. To
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|Interventions that promote increased breastfeeding rates and breastfeeding duration among women -
An umbrella review, commissioned by the Minister for Health.
Sutton M, O’Donoghue E, Keane M, Farragher L, Long J. Health Research Board, Dublin 2016.
of a structured system to deliver and dispose of infant formula to reduce
cost, waste and to better support the International Code of Marketing of
Breast Milk Substitutes. Cite as: Woodcock, M.
(2016) Introduction of a structured system to deliver and dispose of
infant formula to reduce cost, waste and to better support the
International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes, St Luke’s
structured, focussed, multimodal approach to enhance breastmilk production
has shown potential for producing positive end outcomes, particularly, a
significant reduction in duration of hospitalisation.
Cite as:Healy DB, Brennan AM, O'Donovan R, Daly V, Doolan
A, Dempsey EM. (2016). Structured promotion of breastmilk expression is
associated with shortened hospitalisation for very preterm infants.
Acta Paediatr, 105:e252-e256. doi: 10/1111/apa.13399.
Clinical Audit of Midwives’ Documentation of Skin-To-Skin Contact on
Cite as: Healy, F (2016) Clinical Audit of Midwives’
Documentation of Skin-To-Skin Contact on Delivery Suite. University
College Cork. http://www.babyfriendly.ie/research.htm
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative makes a difference
Cite as: Becker, GE. Does
the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative make a difference in Ireland? National
Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 6 (4), 43, Feb 2013. http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/Leadership_Education_Development/National_Institute_of_Health_Sciences/Research_Bulletin/Research_Bulletin_Archive/v6i4.pdf
can save money and reduce preception of marketing by monitoring formula
use. Cite as: Doyle, A & Barry, M (2014)
Monitoring Formula Use in Cavan Monaghan General Hospital, audit report to
cost techniques of milk expression are effective. Cite
as: Becker GE, Smith HA, Cooney F.Methods of milk expression for lactating
women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 2. Art. No.:
CD006170. Final published version available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006170.pub4/abstract
mothers cease breastfeeding before discharge. Cite
as: Doyle, A & Barry, M (2015) Why mothers stop breastfeeding before
discharge from hospital: a quality review. Cavan Monaghan General
hospitalised lactating mother: guidelines. Cite as:
Thompson G (2008) The hospitalised lactating mother: guidelines for AMNCH.
BFHI Link Issue 33 http://www.babyfriendly.ie/research.htm
"NEC Free NICU" Through
Breastfeeding Quality Improvement Project (QIP). Cite
as: Philip R, Ismail A, QuinnC, Dunworth M, Hannigan A, O'Leary M.
Abstract from the 6th Excellence in Pediatrics Annual Conference December
4–6, 2014; Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick
Used to Educate Women in Irish
Maternity Hospitals:Survey Findings. Cite as:
O'Leary M, Hynes M, Mahon M. (2010) Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick
and Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. BFHI Link Issue 46. http://www.babyfriendly.ie/research.htm
in practice: Caring for infants of mothers with diabetes on the postnatal
ward improves breastfeeding. Cite
as: Hynes M, O'Leary M, Moloney Y (2012) Breastfeeding
and Diabetes:A Change in practice. Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick
posters improve retention of information. Cite
as: South Tipperary Maternity Services 2015. http://www.babyfriendly.ie/research.htm
Maternal-Infant Skin-to-Skin Contact Following Caesarean Birth:BFHI Step 4
as: Mahon M, Joyce P (2015) Implementing
Maternal-Infant Skin-to-Skin Contact Following Caesarean Birth:BFHI Step
4, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.
Effects of lactation support on the initiation and establishment of breastfeeding for first time mothers in an Irish maternity hospital setting.
Cite as: O’Donovan R.
To investigate the effects of lactation support on the initiation and establishment of breastfeeding for first time mothers in an Irish maternity hospital setting.
MPH thesis UCC. Cork University Maternity Hospital http://www.babyfriendly.ie/research.htm
BFHI activities link with Quality and Best Practice
Programmes and the National Standards for Safer Better
year hospitals participating in the BFHI develop and carry out an action plan of
their choice to improve care and to better implement the standards of the Baby
Friendly Health Initiative.
Often these activities are linked with quality initiatives, Productive Ward,
Best Practice awards, and other programmes.The
reports of these actions can also show evidence of achieving the National Standards for Safer Better
examples of recent activities are briefly described below:
– an audit and a workshop. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Expression initiative. Cork
University Maternity Hospital. Read
use of an individual care plan when a problem is identified with infant
feeding and lactation in postnatal wards.University
Maternity Hospital Limerick Read
Linking BFHI activities with the National
Standards for Safer Better Health Care. Cork
University Maternity Hospital
helps maintain standards: Skin to Skin post C-section. Midland
Regional Hospital Portlaoise