Journal Articles

  1. & Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 18(1)
  2. & Significant differences in maternal child-feeding style between ethnic groups in the UK: the role of deprivation and parenting styles. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. 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
  4. & A novel peer-support intervention using motivational interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a UK feasibility study. Health Technology Assessment 21(77), 1-138.
  5. & The association between use of infant parenting books that promote strict routines, and maternal depression, self-efficacy, and parenting confidence. Early Child Development and Care, 1-12.
  6. Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  7. & Availability of breastfeeding peer support in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e12476
  8. & Baby-Led Weaning: The Evidence to Date. Current Nutrition Reports 6(2), 148-156.
  9. What Do Women Really Want? Lessons for Breastfeeding Promotion and Education. Breastfeeding Medicine 11(3), 102-110.
  10. & Higher Facebook use predicts greater body image dissatisfaction during pregnancy: The role of self-comparison. Midwifery 40, 132-140.
  11. & Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties. Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(2), 273-282.
  12. & Maternal and infant factors associated with reasons for introducing solid foods. Maternal & Child Nutrition 12(3), 500-515.
  13. Differences in eating behaviour, well-being and personality between mothers following baby-led vs. traditional weaning styles. Maternal & Child Nutrition 12(4), 826-837.
  14. Milk supply and breastfeeding decisions: the effects of new mothers’ experiences. NCT Perspectives 29
  15. & 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.
  16. & Baby-Led Weaning: A New Frontier?. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition 7(2), 77-85.
  17. Breast is best, but not in my back-yard. Trends in Molecular Medicine 21(2), 57-59.
  18. Among women planning to exclusively breastfeed, in-hospital formula supplementation is associated with almost tripled risk of breastfeeding cessation by 2 months. Evidence Based Nursing 18(3), 68-68.
  19. & Body image concerns during pregnancy are associated with a shorter breast feeding duration. Midwifery 31(1), 80-89.
  20. & Early influences on child satiety-responsiveness: the role of weaning style. Pediatric Obesity 10(1), 57-66.
  21. Birth Experience and Breastfeeding. Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, 7-10.
  22. & Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor May Reduce Breastfeeding Duration Due to Pain and Physical Complications. Breastfeeding Medicine, 141027101040004
  23. & Fathers' experiences of supporting breastfeeding: challenges for breastfeeding promotion and education. Maternal & Child Nutrition 10(4), 510-526.
  24. & Breastfeeding Duration and Early Parenting Behaviour: The Importance of an Infant-Led, Responsive Style. PLoS ONE 9(2), e83893
  25. & Exploring child-feeding style in childcare settings: How might nursery practitioners affect child eating style and weight?. Eating Behaviors 15(2), 314-317.
  26. Maternal restraint and external eating behaviour are associated with formula use or shorter breastfeeding duration. Appetite 76, 30-35.
  27. Maternal trait personality and breastfeeding duration: the importance of confidence and social support. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(3), 587-598.
  28. & Cultural Variations in Interpretation of Postnatal Illness: Jinn Possession Amongst Muslim Communities. Community Mental Health Journal 50(3), 348-353.
  29. & An Exploration of Parenting Behaviours and Attitudes During Early Infancy: Association with Maternal and Infant Characteristics. Infant and Child Development 22(4), 349-361.
  30. & Breastfeeding Is Associated with a Maternal Feeding Style Low in Control from Birth. PLoS ONE 8(1)
  31. & HIV and depression in Eastern Nigeria: The role of HIV-related stigma. AIDS Care, 1-5.
  32. & Impact of birth complications on breastfeeding duration: an internet survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing 69(4), 828-839.
  33. & Maternal trait personality and childbirth: The role of extraversion and neuroticism. Midwifery 29(11), 1244-1250.
  34. & An exploration of experiences of mothers following a baby-led weaning style: developmental readiness for complementary foods. Maternal & Child Nutrition 9(2), 233-243.
  35. & An Exploration of the Experiences of Mothers Who Breastfeed Long-Term: What Are the Issues and Why Does It Matter?. Breastfeeding Medicine 8(1)-52.
  36. & Maternal experience of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy and birth outcomes: Significance of lower back and pelvic pain. Midwifery 29(12), 1346-1351.
  37. & Breastfeeding during the first year promotes satiety responsiveness in children aged 18-24 months. Pediatric Obesity 7(5), 382-390.
  38. & Maternal control of child-feeding during breast and formula feeding in the first 6 months post-partum. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 24(2), 177-186.
  39. & Maternal Control of Child Feeding During the Weaning Period: Differences Between Mothers Following a Baby-led or Standard Weaning Approach. Maternal and Child Health Journal 15(8), 1265-1271.
  40. & Healthcare professionals’ and mothers’ perceptions of factors that influence decisions to breastfeed or formula feed infants: a comparative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(9), 1993-2003.
  41. & Maternal child-feeding style during the weaning period: Association with infant weight and maternal eating style. Eating Behaviors 12(2), 108-111.
  42. & An Exploration of the Attitudes and Experiences of Mothers in the United Kingdom Who Chose to Breastfeed Exclusively for 6 Months Postpartum. Breastfeeding Medicine 6(4), 197-204.
  43. & Young mothers who choose to breast feed: the importance of being part of a supportive breast-feeding community. Midwifery 27(1), 53-59.
  44. & A descriptive study investigating the use and nature of baby-led weaning in a UK sample of mothers. Maternal & Child Nutrition 7(1), 34-47.
  45. & Indices of Multiple Deprivation predict breastfeeding duration in England and Wales. The European Journal of Public Health 20(2), 231-235.
  46. & Intended maternal control over milk feeding is measurable prenatally. Differences between mothers who plan to breast or formula feed. Appetite 55(1), 166-167.
  47. & Intended use of controlling child-feeding practices is related to maternal weight status and planned choice of feeding method. Appetite 52(3), 844
  48. & Maternal control of feeding is established during the first 6 months of infancy: Differences between breast-feeding and formula-feeding mothers. Appetite 51(2), 380
  49. & Maternal control of feeding is established in early infancy: Differences between breast-feeding and formula-feeding mothers. Appetite 51(3), 756
  50. & Impact of consuming a milk drink containing a probiotic on mood and cognition. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 61(3), 355-361.
  51. The impact of the consumption of pro biotic containing yogurt on mood and cognition.


  1. Why Starting Solids Matters. London: Pinter & Martin.
  2. Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies?. Pinter & Martin.

Book Chapters

  1. Infant Feeding and Maternal Control: What Factors Drive Feeding Style?. In Bottle-Feeding: Perceptions, Practices, and Health Outcomes. (pp. 73-98). Nova Science.
  2. The Impact of Maternal Weight, Body Image and Eating Behavior on Infant Feeding Decisions during the First Year. In John Worobey (Ed.), Infant Feeding: Parental Perceptions, Behaviors, and Health Effects. Nova Publishers.

Other Research Outputs

  1. & What do women really want?. Maternal and Child Nutrition 2, 20