Jennifer Patricia James

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OBJECTIVE To review the first 12 months of assessment and release of lingual frenulum (frenotomy) at a breast-feeding clinic in a tertiary maternity hospital (August 2002 to end of July 2003) and to report on the breast-feeding outcomes and parental satisfaction. METHODS A structured telephone interview was conducted with the mother at least 3 months(More)
BACKGROUND About 3% of infants are born with a tongue-tie which may lead to breastfeeding problems such as ineffective latch, painful attachment or poor weight gain. The Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (HATLFF) has been developed to give a quantitative assessment of the tongue-tie and recommendation about frenotomy (release of the(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is prevalent among recent mothers and negatively impacts their physical and emotional health. Furthermore, the negative influence of IPV on parenting capacity and children's development is well described. However, it is unclear whether there is any relationship between IPV and method of infant feeding. Little is(More)
Breastmilk and breastfeeding are known to have significant advantages and benefits over the use of artificial formula for infants and young children[1-4]. These benefits are reflected in the increased costs related to preventable illnesses as well as the actual costs of artificial formulas[5]. Both the World Health Organization[3] and the National Health(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the type of birth influenced breastfeeding outcomes. METHODS This study used a quantitative descriptive correlation design study in a sample of 60 primigravida mothers. Participants were recruited over a 2-month period from June to July 2011 in the postnatal ward at King AbdulAziz University Hospital (KAUH) in Jeddah(More)
Infants with a tongue-tie or ankyloglossia have a short lingual frenulum, which can lead to problems with breastfeeding: attachment difficulties, nipple pain and damage, poor weight gain and eventually a reduction in milk supply. Trained clinicians can release the frenulum (frenotomy) in infants having difficulty with breastfeeding. Although traditionally(More)
While breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as the best way to feed babies, few studies have incorporated a holistic approach when attempting to understand breastfeeding 'success' or 'failure'. This study attempted to identify the overall experience of breastfeeding for the women who participated, describe the nature of those experiences and determine which,(More)
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