Journal Articles

  1. Jones, S., Lee, M., Brown, A. Spoonfeeding is associated with increased infant weight but only amongst formula‐fed infants Maternal & Child Nutrition
  2. Alanazy, W., Brown, A. Individual and healthcare system factors influencing antenatal care attendance in Saudi Arabia BMC Health Services Research 20 1
  3. Rowan, H., Lee, M., Brown, A., Lee, M., Brown, A. 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
  4. Power, C., Williams, C., Brown, A. Does childbirth experience affect infant behaviour? Exploring the perceptions of maternity care providers Midwifery 78 131 139
  5. Hennessy, M., Cullerton, K., Baker, P., Brown, A., Crawley, H., Hayes, C., Kearney, P., Kelly, C., McKee, M., Mialon, M., Petticrew, M., Rundall, P., Trickey, H., White, M., Redsell, S. Time for complete transparency about conflicts of interest in public health nutrition research HRB Open Research 2 1
  6. Alanazy, W., Rance, J., Brown, A. Exploring maternal and health professional beliefs about the factors that affect whether women in Saudi Arabia attend antenatal care clinic appointments Midwifery 76 36 44
  7. Alanazy, W., Rance, J., Brown, A. Exploring maternal and health professional beliefs about the factors that affect whether women in Saudi Arabia attend antenatal care clinic appointments Midwifery 76 36 44
  8. Regan, S., Brown, A. Experiences of online breastfeeding support: Support and reassurance versus judgement and misinformation Maternal & Child Nutrition
  9. Harries, V., Brown, A., Brown, A. The association between baby care books that promote strict care routines and infant feeding, night time care, and maternal-infant interactions Maternal & Child Nutrition e12858
  10. Brown, A. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success The Practising Midwife 22 2 14 18
  11. Brown, A. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers? The Practising Midwife 22 3 14 18
  12. Brown, A. 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
  13. Brown, A. Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding The Practising Midwife 21 12 14 18
  14. Korani, M., Rea, D., King, P., Brown, A., King, P. Maternal eating behaviour differs between ethnic groups: Considerations for research and practice Maternal & Child Nutrition 14 4 e12630
  15. Brown, A. Motherhood, mothering and infant feeding The Practising Midwife 21 11 14 18
  16. Brown, A. What Do Women Lose if They Are Prevented From Meeting Their Breastfeeding Goals? Clinical Lactation 9 4 200 207
  17. Brown, A. Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation The Practising Midwife 21 10 14 18
  18. Brown, A. Understanding physiological contraindications and impediments to exclusive and partial breastfeeding The Practising Midwife 21 9 14 18
  19. Copeland, L., Merrett, L., McQuire, C., Grant, A., Gobat, N., Tedstone, S., Playle, R., Channon, S., Sanders, J., Phillips, R., Hunter, B., Brown, A., Fitzsimmons, D., Robling, M., Paranjothy, S. Feasibility and acceptability of a motivational interviewing breastfeeding peer support intervention Maternal & Child Nutrition e12703
  20. Brown, A. 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
  21. Phillips, R., Copeland, L., Grant, A., Sanders, J., Gobat, N., Tedstone, S., Stanton, H., Merrett, L., Rollnick, S., Robling, M., Brown, A., Hunter, B., Fitzsimmons, D., Regan, S., Trickey, H., Paranjothy, S. Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 18 1
  22. Korani, M., Rea, D., King, P., Brown, A., Rea, D., Brown, A. 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
  23. Paranjothy, S., Copeland, L., Merrett, L., Grant, A., Phillips, R., Gobat, N., Sanders, J., Fitzsimmons, D., Hunter, B., Regan, S., Playle, R., Brown, A., Tedstone, S., Trickey, H., Robling, M. A novel peer-support intervention using motivational interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a UK feasibility study Health Technology Assessment 21 77 1 138
  24. Brown, A., Brown, A. 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
  25. Harries, V., Brown, A., Brown, A. 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
  26. Brown, A., Brown, A. Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  27. Grant, A., McEwan, K., Tedstone, S., Greene, G., Copeland, L., Hunter, B., Sanders, J., Phillips, R., Brown, A., Robling, M., Paranjothy, S. Availability of breastfeeding peer support in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study Maternal & Child Nutrition e12476
  28. Brown, A., Jones, S., Rowan, H. Baby-Led Weaning: The Evidence to Date Current Nutrition Reports 6 2 148 156
  29. Hicks, S., Brown, A., Brown, A. Higher Facebook use predicts greater body image dissatisfaction during pregnancy: The role of self-comparison Midwifery 40 132 140
  30. Jordan, S., Murphy, F., Boucher, C., Davies, S., Brown, A., Watkins, A., de Lloyd, L., Morgan, M., Morgan, G., Jordan, S., Jordan, S. High dose versus low dose opioid epidural regimens for pain relief in labour Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 5 CD012135
  31. Brown, A. Differences in eating behaviour, well-being and personality between mothers following baby-led vs. traditional weaning styles Maternal & Child Nutrition 12 4 826 837
  32. Brown, A., Rowan, H. Maternal and infant factors associated with reasons for introducing solid foods Maternal & Child Nutrition 12 3 500 515
  33. Brown, A. What Do Women Really Want? Lessons for Breastfeeding Promotion and Education Breastfeeding Medicine 11 3 102 110
  34. Brown, A., Rance, J., Bennett, P. Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties Journal of Advanced Nursing 72 2 273 282
  35. Brown, A., Harries, V. 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
  36. Rapley, G., Forste, R., Cameron, S., Brown, A., Wright, C., Brown, A. Baby-Led Weaning: A New Frontier? ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition 7 2 77 85
  37. Brown, A., Brown, A. 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
  38. Brown, A., Lee, M., Lee, M., Brown, A. Early influences on child satiety-responsiveness: the role of weaning style Pediatric Obesity 10 1 57 66
  39. Brown, A. Breast is best, but not in my back-yard Trends in Molecular Medicine 21 2 57 59
  40. Brown, A., Rance, J., Warren, L., Rance, J. Body image concerns during pregnancy are associated with a shorter breast feeding duration Midwifery 31 1 80 89
  41. Elford, L., Brown, A., Brown, A. Exploring child-feeding style in childcare settings: How might nursery practitioners affect child eating style and weight? Eating Behaviors 15 2 314 317
  42. Brown, A. Maternal trait personality and breastfeeding duration: the importance of confidence and social support Journal of Advanced Nursing 70 3 587 598
  43. Hanely, J., Brown, A. Cultural Variations in Interpretation of Postnatal Illness: Jinn Possession Amongst Muslim Communities Community Mental Health Journal 50 3 348 353
  44. Brown, A., Jordan, S. Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor May Reduce Breastfeeding Duration Due to Pain and Physical Complications Breastfeeding Medicine 141027101040004
  45. Brown, A., Brown, A. Maternal restraint and external eating behaviour are associated with formula use or shorter breastfeeding duration Appetite 76 30 35
  46. Brown, A., Davies, R. Fathers' experiences of supporting breastfeeding: challenges for breastfeeding promotion and education Maternal & Child Nutrition 10 4 510 526
  47. Brown, A. Birth Experience and Breastfeeding Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 7 10
  48. Brown, A., Arnott, B. Breastfeeding Duration and Early Parenting Behaviour: The Importance of an Infant-Led, Responsive Style PLoS ONE 9 2 e83893
  49. Arnott, B., Brown, A., Brown, A. An Exploration of Parenting Behaviours and Attitudes During Early Infancy: Association with Maternal and Infant Characteristics Infant and Child Development 22 4 349 361
  50. Brown, A., Lee, M. Breastfeeding Is Associated with a Maternal Feeding Style Low in Control from Birth PLoS ONE 8 1
  51. Onyebuchi-Iwudibia, O., Brown, A. HIV and depression in Eastern Nigeria: The role of HIV-related stigma AIDS Care 1 5
  52. Brown, A., Jordan, S. Impact of birth complications on breastfeeding duration: an internet survey Journal of Advanced Nursing 69 4 828 839
  53. Johnston, R., Brown, A., Brown, A. Maternal trait personality and childbirth: The role of extraversion and neuroticism Midwifery 29 11 1244 1250
  54. Brown, A., Lee, M. An exploration of experiences of mothers following a baby-led weaning style: developmental readiness for complementary foods Maternal & Child Nutrition 9 2 233 243
  55. Dowling, S., Brown, A. 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
  56. Brown, A., Johnston, R., Brown, A. Maternal experience of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy and birth outcomes: Significance of lower back and pelvic pain Midwifery 29 12 1346 1351
  57. Brown, A., Lee, M., Brown, A. Breastfeeding during the first year promotes satiety responsiveness in children aged 18-24 months Pediatric Obesity 7 5 382 390
  58. Brown, A., Lee, M. 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
  59. Brown, A., Raynor, P., Lee, M. 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
  60. Brown, A., Lee, M. 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
  61. Brown, A., Raynor, P., Lee, M. Young mothers who choose to breast feed: the importance of being part of a supportive breast-feeding community Midwifery 27 1 53 59
  62. Brown, A., Lee, M. Maternal child-feeding style during the weaning period: Association with infant weight and maternal eating style Eating Behaviors 12 2 108 111
  63. Brown, A., Raynor, P., Lee, M., Raynor, P., Lee, M., Brown, A. 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
  64. Brown, A., Lee, M., Brown, A. Intended maternal control over milk feeding is measurable prenatally. Differences between mothers who plan to breast or formula feed Appetite 55 1 166 167
  65. Brown, A., Lee, M. 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
  66. Lee, M., Brown, A., Brown, A. Intended use of controlling child-feeding practices is related to maternal weight status and planned choice of feeding method Appetite 52 3 844
  67. Brown, A., Raynor, P., Benton, D., Lee, M., Raynor, P., Lee, M., Brown, A. Indices of Multiple Deprivation predict breastfeeding duration in England and Wales The European Journal of Public Health 20 2 231 235
  68. Lee, M., Brown, A., Brown, A. 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
  69. Brown, A., Lee, M., Brown, A. Maternal control of feeding is established in early infancy: Differences between breast-feeding and formula-feeding mothers Appetite 51 3 756
  70. Benton, D., Williams, C., Brown, A., Brown, A., Williams, C. Impact of consuming a milk drink containing a probiotic on mood and cognition European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 61 3 355 361


  1. Brown, A., Jones, W. A Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding for the Medical Profession. (Ed.), Routledge
  2. Brown, A. Why breastfeeding grief and trauma matter London Pinter and Martin
  3. Brown, A. Informed is best: How to spot fake news about your pregnancy, birth and baby
  4. Brown, A. The Positive Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to feed your baby with confidence Pinter and Martin
  5. Brown, A. Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies? Pinter & Martin

Book Chapters

  1. Brown, A. Breastfeeding and modern parenting: when worlds collide (Ed.), Social experiences of breastfeeding Building bridges between research, policy and practice
  2. Brown, A. Sociological and Cultural Influences upon Breastfeeding (Ed.), Breastfeeding and Breast Milk–from Biochemistry to Impact
  3. Brown, A. Infant Feeding and Maternal Control: What Factors Drive Feeding Style? (Ed.), Bottle-Feeding: Perceptions, Practices, and Health Outcomes 73 98 Nova Science
  4. Brown, A. The Impact of Maternal Weight, Body Image and Eating Behavior on Infant Feeding Decisions during the First Year (Ed.), Infant Feeding: Parental Perceptions, Behaviors, and Health Effects Nova Publishers
  5. Brown, A. Why are breastfeeding rates in the UK so low? (Ed.), A Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding for the Medical Profession 18 25 Routledge
  6. Brown, A. Birth experience and breastfeeding (Ed.), A Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding for the Medical Profession 41 46 Routledge

Conference Contributions

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

Other Research Outputs

  1. Brown, A. Breastfeeding can help tackle climate crisis but it’s on governments, not mums to save the world
  2. Brown, A. Women face enough barriers to breastfeeding — incorrect medication advice should not be one of them
  3. Brown, A., Finch, G., Trickey, H., Hopkins, R. A lifeline when no one else wants to give you an answer: an evaluation of the breastfeeding network Drugs in Breastmilk service
  4. Brown, A. Breastfeeding is good for mothers’ mental health – but those who struggle need support
  5. Brown, A. Milk supply and breastfeeding decisions: the effects of new mothers’ experiences NCT Perspectives 29