Tag Archives: Bedtimes

Breastfeeding – to a schedule or on demand?

Mums-to-be are frequently advised in baby books that feeding to a schedule is best for their  child. But what does the evidence tell us when it comes to the different approaches and what might that mean for parents, practitioners and policy makers?

Dr Maria Iacovou from the University of Cambridge presents recent evidence breastfeeding research at an ESRC Centre for Lifecourse Studies Policy Seminar.

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Related links

The Effect of Breastfeeding on Children’s Cognitive and Non-cognitive Abilities, Labour Economics 19, 2012.

The effects of breastfeeding on children, mothers and employersResearch project information, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Time for bed! Is a child’s bedtime linked to how well they are getting on?

What are the links between a child’s bedtime, their reading ability and their behaviour over time? See the slides and listen to Professor Yvonne Kelly talk at a Policy Seminar about her research Changes in Bedtime Schedules and Behavioral Difficulties in 7 Year Old Children.

Photo credit: Tom Leuntjens