Highlighted publications

'It was a shared duty': Bereaved fathers’ perspectives, experiences and practices in relation to their partner’s lactation after infant death.

Author/editor: Debbie Noble-Carr, Katherine Carroll, Simon Copland, Catherine Waldby

Year published: 2022

This exploratory study targets a significant gap in the lactation and bereavement literature by exploring bereaved fathers’ experiences, perspectives and practices in relation to their partner’s lactation after stillbirth, neonatal or infant death. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with...

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Mothers, milk and mourning: The meanings of breast milk after loss of an infant

Author/editor: Catherine Waldby, Debbie Noble-Carr, Katherine Carroll

Year published: 2022

Breast milk is a highly valued substance, immunologically and nutritionally, which also signifies maternal care and love for the infant. This intersection of biological and cultural qualities confers breast milk with complex meanings, which necessarily shape the experience of breastfeeding. Our...

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Mothers, milk and mourning: The meanings of breast milk after loss of an infant

Author/editor: Catherine Waldby, Debbie Noble-Carr, Katherine Carroll

Year published: 2022

Breast milk is a highly valued substance, immunologically and nutritionally, which also signifies maternal care and love for the infant. This intersection of biological and cultural qualities confers breast milk with complex meanings, which necessarily shape the experience of breastfeeding. Our...

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April 2021

Author/editor: Lactation After Infant Death

Year published: 2021

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August 2021

Author/editor: Lactation After Infant Death

Year published: 2021

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December 2021

Author/editor: Author/editor: Lactation After Infant Death

Year published: 2021

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Lactation After Infant Death: Partners’ Experiences

Author/editor: Katherine Carroll, Simon Copland, Debbie Noble-Carr & Catherine Waldby

Year published: 2021

Funded by: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation This publication reports on the findings of a pilot study funded by the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation. Researchers interviewed seven bereaved fathers, in the ACT and Queensland, in order to examine their experiences, perspectives and practices toward...

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Mapping Hospital-Based Lactation Care Provided to Bereaved Mothers: A Basis for Quality Improvement

Author/editor: Debbie Noble-Carr, Katherine Carroll, & Catherine Waldby

Year published: 2021

The study aimed to identify and map the factors that shape the delivery of hospital-based lactation care for bereaved mothers to inform quality improvement initiatives targeting hospital-based lactation care. Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three large hospitals in Australia with 113...

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December 2020

Author/editor: Lactation After Infant Death

Year published: 2020

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June 2020

Author/editor: Lactation After Infant Death

Year published: 2020

The June 2020 edition of the ‘Lactation after Infant Death’ Project Newsletter is available here.

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