Journal Articles

  1. & 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.
  2. Motherhood, mothering and infant feeding. The Practising Midwife 21(11), 14-18.
  3. What Do Women Lose if They Are Prevented From Meeting Their Breastfeeding Goals?. Clinical Lactation 9(4), 200-207.
  4. Understanding the impact of birth and the early postnatal environment on breastfeeding initiation and continuation. The Practising Midwife 21(10), 14-18.
  5. Understanding physiological contraindications and impediments to exclusive and partial breastfeeding. The Practising Midwife 21(9), 14-18.
  6. & Maternal eating behaviour differs between ethnic groups: Considerations for research and practice. Maternal & Child Nutrition 14(4), e12630
  7. 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.
  8. & Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 18(1)
  9. & 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
  10. & Feasibility and acceptability of a motivational interviewing breastfeeding peer support intervention. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e12703
  11. 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
  12. & A novel peer-support intervention using motivational interviewing for breastfeeding maintenance: a UK feasibility study. Health Technology Assessment 21(77), 1-138.
  13. & 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.
  14. Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  15. & Availability of breastfeeding peer support in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e12476
  16. & Baby-Led Weaning: The Evidence to Date. Current Nutrition Reports 6(2), 148-156.
  17. What Do Women Really Want? Lessons for Breastfeeding Promotion and Education. Breastfeeding Medicine 11(3), 102-110.
  18. & Higher Facebook use predicts greater body image dissatisfaction during pregnancy: The role of self-comparison. Midwifery 40, 132-140.
  19. & Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties. Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(2), 273-282.
  20. & Maternal and infant factors associated with reasons for introducing solid foods. Maternal & Child Nutrition 12(3), 500-515.
  21. Differences in eating behaviour, well-being and personality between mothers following baby-led vs. traditional weaning styles. Maternal & Child Nutrition 12(4), 826-837.
  22. & 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.
  23. & Baby-Led Weaning: A New Frontier?. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition 7(2), 77-85.
  24. Breast is best, but not in my back-yard. Trends in Molecular Medicine 21(2), 57-59.
  25. 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.
  26. & Body image concerns during pregnancy are associated with a shorter breast feeding duration. Midwifery 31(1), 80-89.
  27. & Early influences on child satiety-responsiveness: the role of weaning style. Pediatric Obesity 10(1), 57-66.
  28. Birth Experience and Breastfeeding. Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, 7-10.
  29. & Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor May Reduce Breastfeeding Duration Due to Pain and Physical Complications. Breastfeeding Medicine, 141027101040004
  30. & Fathers' experiences of supporting breastfeeding: challenges for breastfeeding promotion and education. Maternal & Child Nutrition 10(4), 510-526.
  31. & Breastfeeding Duration and Early Parenting Behaviour: The Importance of an Infant-Led, Responsive Style. PLoS ONE 9(2), e83893
  32. & Exploring child-feeding style in childcare settings: How might nursery practitioners affect child eating style and weight?. Eating Behaviors 15(2), 314-317.
  33. Maternal restraint and external eating behaviour are associated with formula use or shorter breastfeeding duration. Appetite 76, 30-35.
  34. Maternal trait personality and breastfeeding duration: the importance of confidence and social support. Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(3), 587-598.
  35. & Cultural Variations in Interpretation of Postnatal Illness: Jinn Possession Amongst Muslim Communities. Community Mental Health Journal 50(3), 348-353.
  36. & An Exploration of Parenting Behaviours and Attitudes During Early Infancy: Association with Maternal and Infant Characteristics. Infant and Child Development 22(4), 349-361.
  37. & Breastfeeding Is Associated with a Maternal Feeding Style Low in Control from Birth. PLoS ONE 8(1)
  38. & HIV and depression in Eastern Nigeria: The role of HIV-related stigma. AIDS Care, 1-5.
  39. & Impact of birth complications on breastfeeding duration: an internet survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing 69(4), 828-839.
  40. & Maternal trait personality and childbirth: The role of extraversion and neuroticism. Midwifery 29(11), 1244-1250.
  41. & An exploration of experiences of mothers following a baby-led weaning style: developmental readiness for complementary foods. Maternal & Child Nutrition 9(2), 233-243.
  42. & 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.
  43. & Maternal experience of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy and birth outcomes: Significance of lower back and pelvic pain. Midwifery 29(12), 1346-1351.
  44. & Breastfeeding during the first year promotes satiety responsiveness in children aged 18-24 months. Pediatric Obesity 7(5), 382-390.
  45. & 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.
  46. & 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.
  47. & 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.
  48. & Maternal child-feeding style during the weaning period: Association with infant weight and maternal eating style. Eating Behaviors 12(2), 108-111.
  49. & 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.
  50. & Young mothers who choose to breast feed: the importance of being part of a supportive breast-feeding community. Midwifery 27(1), 53-59.
  51. & 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.
  52. & Indices of Multiple Deprivation predict breastfeeding duration in England and Wales. The European Journal of Public Health 20(2), 231-235.
  53. & Intended maternal control over milk feeding is measurable prenatally. Differences between mothers who plan to breast or formula feed. Appetite 55(1), 166-167.
  54. & Intended use of controlling child-feeding practices is related to maternal weight status and planned choice of feeding method. Appetite 52(3), 844
  55. & 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
  56. & Maternal control of feeding is established in early infancy: Differences between breast-feeding and formula-feeding mothers. Appetite 51(3), 756
  57. & Impact of consuming a milk drink containing a probiotic on mood and cognition. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 61(3), 355-361.
  58. The impact of the consumption of pro biotic containing yogurt on mood and cognition.


  1. The Positive Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to feed your baby with confidence. Pinter and Martin.
  2. Why Starting Solids Matters. London: Pinter & Martin.
  3. Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies?. Pinter & Martin.

Book Chapters

  1. Breastfeeding and modern parenting: when worlds collide. In Social experiences of breastfeeding Building bridges between research, policy and practice.
  2. Sociological and Cultural Influences upon Breastfeeding. In Breastfeeding and Breast Milk–from Biochemistry to Impact.
  3. Infant Feeding and Maternal Control: What Factors Drive Feeding Style?. In Bottle-Feeding: Perceptions, Practices, and Health Outcomes. (pp. 73-98). Nova Science.
  4. 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. (2015). Milk supply and breastfeeding decisions: the effects of new mothers’ experiences. (NCT Perspectives No. 29).
  2. & What do women really want?. Maternal and Child Nutrition 2, 20