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Rowan, H.., Lee, M.. & Brown, A.. (2019). Differences in dietary composition between infants introduced to complementary foods using Baby-led weaning and traditional spoon feeding. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 32(1), 11-20.

Brown, A. & Shenker, N. (2019) What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers? The Practising Midwife 22(3), 14-18

Brown, A, (2019) Understanding the detrimental impact upon women’s breastfeeding success.  The Practising Midwife 22(2), 14-18

Brown, A. (2019) Breastfeeding in public spaces – how experiences in public and on return to work affect women’s ability to continue breastfeeding. The Practising Midwife 22(1), 14-18

Brown, A. & Trickey, H. (2019) Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding.  The Practising Midwife 21(12), 14-18

Brown, A. (2018). What Do Women Lose if They Are Prevented From Meeting Their Breastfeeding Goals?. Clinical Lactation 9(4), 200-207.

Brown, A. (2018). Motherhood, mothering and infant feeding. The Practising Midwife 21(11), 14-18

Brown, A. (2018). Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation. The Practising Midwife 21(10), 14-18

Brown, A. (2018). Understanding physiological contraindications and impediments to exclusive and partial breastfeeding. The Practising Midwife 21(9), 14-18.

Brown, A. (2018). Why do so many women struggle to breastfeed? Exploring psychological, social and cultural influences on infant feeding decisions. The Practising Midwife 21(8), 14-18

Brown, A. (2018) The Positive Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to feed your baby with confidence. Pinter & Martin Publishers, London.

Brown, A. (2018) Breastfeeding and parenting culture: When worlds collide. In Dowling, S., Boyer, K. & Pontin, D. (Eds.) Social experiences of breastfeeding. Policy Press UK.

Brown, A. (2018) Sociological and cultural influences upon breastfeeding. In Breastfeeding and Breast Milk–from Biochemistry to Impact. Thieme: Germany

Brown, A. (2018) Infant feeding and maternal control: What factors drive feeding style? In Alison Ventura (Ed.) Formula Feeding. Nova Publishers.

Copeland, L., Merrett, L., McQuire, C., Grant, A., Gobat, N., Tedstone, S., ... & Hunter, B. (2018). The feasibility and acceptability of providing a novel breastfeeding peer‐support intervention informed by Motivational Interviewing. Maternal & child nut

Phillips, R., Copeland, L., Grant, A., Sanders, J., Gobat, N., Tedstone, S., ... & Brown, A. (2018). Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer. BMC pregnancy and ch

Brown, A. (2018). No difference in self‐reported frequency of choking between infants introduced to solid foods using a baby‐led weaning or traditional spoon‐feeding approach. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31(4), 496-504.

Brown, A. (2017). Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.  DOI10.1111/jhn.12496

Brown, A., Jones, S. W., & Rowan, H. (2017). Baby-Led Weaning: The Evidence to Date. Current Nutrition Reports, 6(2), 148-156.

Brown, A. (2017) Why Starting Solids Matters. Pinter & Martin: London

Harries, V., & Brown, A. (2017) The association between use of infant parenting books that promote strict routines, and maternal depression, self-efficacy, and parenting confidence. Early Child Development & Care. Doi: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1378650

Paranjothy, S. Copeland, L, Grant, A, Phillips, R, Gobat, N, Sanders, J, Hunter, B, Brown, A., Tedstone, S., … Robling, M. (2017). A novel peer-support intervention using Motivational Interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a feasibility study. HTA Re

Grant, A., McEwan, K., Tedstone, S., Greene G., Copeland, L. Hunter B., Brown, A., Paranjothy, S. (2017). Availability of breastfeeding peer support in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study. Maternal and Child Nutrition. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12476

Brown, A. (2016). Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies?  Pinter & Martin: London

Brown, A. (2016). What Do Women Really Want? Lessons for Breastfeeding Promotion and Education. Breastfeeding Medicine, 11(3), 102-110.

Brown, A., Rance, J., & Bennett, P. (2016). Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties. Journal of advanced nursing, 72(2), 273-282

Brown, A. (2016). Differences in eating behaviour, wellbeing and personality for mothers following baby‐led or traditional weaning styles. Maternal & child nutrition, 12, 826-837.

Brown, A., & Harries, V. (2015). Infant sleep and night feeding patterns during later infancy: Association with breastfeeding frequency, daytime complementary food intake, and infant weight. Breastfeeding Medicine, 10(5), 246-252.

Brown, A., & Lee, M. D. (2015). Early influences on child satiety‐responsiveness: the role of weaning style. Pediatric Obesity, 10(1), 57-66.

Rapley, G., Forste, R., Cameron, S., Brown, A. & Wright, C. (2015). Baby-Led Weaning: A New Frontier?. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition 7(2), 77-85.

Brown, A. (2015) Breast is best but not in my back yard: Societal influences on breastfeeding practice. Trends in Molecular Medicine 21(2), 57-59.

Brown, A., & Jordan, S. (2013). Impact of birth complications on breastfeeding duration: an Internet survey. Journal of advanced nursing, 69(4), 828-839.

Brown, A. & Lee, M. (2012) Breastfeeding during first year promotes satiety responsiveness in children aged 18– 24 months. Pediatric Obesity, 7, 382– 390.

Brown, A. (2016) The Impact of Maternal Weight, Body Image and Eating Behaviour on Infant Feeding Decisions during the First Year. In John Worobey (Ed.), Infant Feeding: Parental Perceptions, Behaviours, and Health Effects. Nova Publishers.

Brown, A., & Rowan, H. (2016). Maternal and infant factors associated with reasons for introducing solid foods. Maternal & child nutrition, 12(3), 500-515.

Jones, S. (2016). A history of baby-led weaning: the evolution of complementary feeding trends. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(10), 524-530.

Brown, A., Rance, J., & Warren, L. (2015). Body image concerns during pregnancy are associated with a shorter breastfeeding duration. Midwifery, 31(1), 80-89.

Brown, A.  (2014) Commentary ‘In-hospital formula use increases breastfeeding cessation among mothers
intending to breastfeed’ Evidence-Based Nursing doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101945

Brown, A. (2014). Maternal trait personality and breastfeeding duration: the importance of confidence and social support. Journal of advanced nursing, 70(3), 587-598.

Brown, A. (2014). Maternal restraint and external eating behaviour are associated with formula use or shorter breastfeeding duration. Appetite, 76, 30-35.

Brown, A., & Jordan, S. (2014). Active management of the third stage of labour may reduce breastfeeding due to pain and physical complications. Breastfeeding Medicine, 9(10), 494-502.

Brown, A., & Arnott, B. (2014). Breastfeeding duration and early parenting behaviour: the importance of an infant-led, responsive style. PloS one, 9(2), e83893.

Brown, A., & Davies, R. (2014). Fathers' experiences of supporting breastfeeding: challenges for breastfeeding promotion and education. Maternal & child nutrition, 10(4), 510-526.

Brown, A., & Lee, M. (2013). Experiences of mothers following a baby‐led weaning style: developmental readiness for complementary foods. Maternal & child nutrition, 9, 233-243.

Arnott, B. & Brown, A. (2013) An exploration of parenting behaviours & attitudes during infancy: Association with maternal and infant characteristics. ICD  22, 349 – 361

Brown, A., & Lee, M. (2013). Breastfeeding is associated with a maternal feeding style low in control from birth. PloS one, 8(1), e54229.

Dowling, S., & Brown, A. (2013). An exploration of the experiences of mothers who breastfeed long-term: what are the issues and why does it matter?. Breastfeeding Medicine, 8(1), 45-52.

Brown, A. & Lee, M.  (2011) Maternal control during the weaning period: Differences between mothers following a baby-led or standard approach. Maternal & Child Health, 15, 1265-71

Brown A. E., Lee M.D. (2011)  A descriptive study investigating the use and nature of baby-led weaning in a UK sample of mothers. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 7(1):34-47

Brown, A.E. & Lee, M.D. (2011) Maternal child-feeding style during the weaning period: association with infant weight and maternal eating style: Eating behaviour 12, 108 – 11.  

Brown, A.E. & Lee, M.D.  (2011) An exploration of the attitudes & experiences of mothers who breastfeed exclusively for 6 months: Breastfeeding Medicine 6, 197 - 204.

Brown, A.E., Raynor, P. & Lee, M.D. (2011) Young mothers who choose to breastfeed: the importance of a supportive breastfeeding community. Midwifery, 27 (1), 53 – 59.

Brown, A.E., Raynor, P. & Lee, M.D. (2011) The development of a controlling maternal feeding style: a comparison of formula and breastfeeding mothers. JHND, 24(2), 177-86.

Brown, A., Raynor, P.  & Lee, M. (2011) Comparison of professionals’ & mothers' perceptions of factors that influence the decision to breast or bottle feed.  JAN Nursing, 67, 1993-2003.

Brown, A.E., Raynor, P. & Lee, M.D. (2011) Young mothers who choose to breastfeed: the importance of a supportive breastfeeding community. Midwifery, 27, 53– 59.

Brown, A.E., Raynor, P. Benton, D. & Lee, M.D. (2011).  Indices of Multiple Deprivation predict breastfeeding duration. European Journal of Public Health, 20 (2), 231 – 235.