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Maternal and Child Health

Our research in this area benefits from knowledge across many fields, with specific expertise in Maternal and Child Nutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), Breastfeeding, Perinatal Mental Health, Childbirth and Global Midwifery Practices Evaluation and Research.

We work with a range of organisations on projects for the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the NHS, the Wellcome Trust and many more. Our aim is to support the lives of children, parents, families and systems that can facilitate and improve health and wellbeing. 

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​Towards a universal positive childbirth experience: changing the focus of World Health Organisation global maternity gu...

Significant, global change in maternity guidelines and practice has taken place as a result of research led by Professor Soo Downe and the Research in Childbirth and Health (ReaCH) group.

Friday 1 October 2021

Influencing change in UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative in the UK and world-wide

Professor Fiona Dykes and colleagues in the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture (MAINN) Group have been publishing work in the protection and support of breastfeeding since 1995.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

To find out more please contact Professor Soo Downe or Professor Fiona Dykes