Intended/Intending To Breastfeed?

Researchers from the universities of Manchester, Stirling, and Leeds Trinity are doing some research on the topic of breastfeeding.

There is a fair amount of data that suggests bigger women have lower breastfeeding rates. There are many hypotheses about why this could be, but as yet there are only questions, no answers. The researchers here have designed a workbook intended to support bigger mums to breastfeed, and are looking for your feedback. Does this sound interesting to you and would you be willing to give them your input?

They need participants who:

  • Are 24 or more weeks pregnant, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more and planning to breastfeed, or
  • Had a 30+ BMI at the start of pregnancy, gave birth within the last 1months and began and/or are breastfeeding.
  • Can read and understand English.

If you take part, they will ask you to use the workbook and participate in an interview/focus group. (Interviews can be by phone or in person)

The researchers are planning for the interviews/groups to last approximately 1hr, and you’ll be given a high street voucher as a thank you.

If you have any questions or comments or would like to take part in the study, please contact Stephanie Lyons (stephanie.lyons@manchester.ac.uk or 07706123929). See the attached PDF for more information about this important research on the topic of breastfeeding.

#FatFertilityMatters Q&A with Nicola Salmon

Are you affected by fertility issues?

Sick to the back teeth of hearing “have you thought about losing weight?”

Want to talk about it, or listen to someone else talk with experience of the issue?

Then join us on Monday April 15th at 9pm.

Nicola Salmon, author of ‘The Fat Girl’s Guide To Getting Pregnant’ and the originator of the #FatFertilityMatters hashtag is going to be with us for an hour to answer your questions on all things fertility related!

To get involved you’ll need to join the Facebook group set up specially (do it now, before you forget!)
https://m.facebook.com/groups/366477067323511

Find out more about Nicola and #FatFertilityMatters at nicolasalmon.co.uk

See you there!