Welcome. Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.
We would like to thank the women and men who participated in this research, all those who helped us find them, including lay breastfeeding supporters and health professionals, and others who provided technical and logistical support.
Founder, Best Beginnings
Midwifery Lecturer, Institute of Health & Community Studies, Bournemouth University
Department of Health (England), National Infant Feeding Advisor
(For first part of project)
Dr Louise Locock (Research Buddy)
University Research Lecturer, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Pat Hoddinott
GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Centre For Rural Health, University of Aberdeen
Dr Sue Ziebland (Co-Chair)
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Valerie King
Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Dr Wendy Jones
The Breastfeeding Network
Professional Policy Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Lactation Consultant, Bosom Buddies Bournemouth
Professor Jo Alexander (Co-Chair)
Professor of Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Research, Bournemouth University
Professor Les Todres
Professor of Qualitative Research & Psychotherapy, Bournemouth University
Professor Mary Renfrew
Director, Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of York
Policy Researcher, National Childbirth Trust
Infant Feeding Specialist, Breastfeeding Clinic/Human Milk Bank, John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital, Oxford
Infant Feeding Advisor, Lecturer Practitioner, Portsmouth Hospital Trust and Bournemouth University
La Leche League Great Britain
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers