Lisa Amir

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast pain in lactating women--mastitis or something else?
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University
    Aust Fam Physician 32:141-5. 2003
  2. pmc A systematic review of maternal obesity and breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and rates of breastfeeding in Australia: evidence from three recent national health surveys
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, and Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:254-6. 2008
  4. pmc The role of micro-organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans) in the pathogenesis of breast pain and infection in lactating women: study protocol
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:54. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding information in pharmacology textbooks: a content analysis
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic
    Breastfeed Rev 21:31-7. 2013
  6. pmc Avoiding risk at what cost? Putting use of medicines for breastfeeding women into perspective
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 7:14. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Maternal diet and breastfeeding: a case for rethinking physiological explanations for breastfeeding determinants
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Early Hum Dev 88:467-71. 2012
  8. pmc Infant feeding, poverty and human development
    Annette Beasley
    School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    Int Breastfeed J 2:14. 2007
  9. pmc Maternal bodies and medicines: a commentary on risk and decision-making of pregnant and breastfeeding women and health professionals
    Karalyn McDonald
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S5. 2011
  10. pmc Survey of patient satisfaction with the Breastfeeding Education and Support Services of The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
    Li Yen Chin
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:83. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Breast pain in lactating women--mastitis or something else?
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University
    Aust Fam Physician 32:141-5. 2003
    ..Mastitis is a common problem for lactating women. However, medical practitioners may not recognise that there are also other causes of breast pain during lactation...
  2. pmc A systematic review of maternal obesity and breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:9. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and breastfeeding intention and initiation and duration...
  3. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and rates of breastfeeding in Australia: evidence from three recent national health surveys
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, and Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:254-6. 2008
    ..To investigate whether the relationship between socioeconomic status and breastfeeding initiation and duration changed in Australia between 1995 and 2004...
  4. pmc The role of micro-organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans) in the pathogenesis of breast pain and infection in lactating women: study protocol
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:54. 2011
    ..The CASTLE study will also investigate the impact of physical health problems and breastfeeding problems on maternal psychological health in the early postpartum period...
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding information in pharmacology textbooks: a content analysis
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic
    Breastfeed Rev 21:31-7. 2013
    ..Authors of textbooks should address this gap, so academic staff can recommend texts with the best lactation content...
  6. pmc Avoiding risk at what cost? Putting use of medicines for breastfeeding women into perspective
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 7:14. 2012
    ..We argue that if women require medication during lactation, all risks need to be considered - the risk of not treating the maternal medical condition may greatly outweigh the potential risk to the breastfed infant...
  7. doi request reprint Maternal diet and breastfeeding: a case for rethinking physiological explanations for breastfeeding determinants
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Early Hum Dev 88:467-71. 2012
    ..However, maternal infant feeding intention is a strong predictor of breastfeeding duration...
  8. pmc Infant feeding, poverty and human development
    Annette Beasley
    School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    Int Breastfeed J 2:14. 2007
    ..Improving women's physical and mental health will lead to better developmental outcomes for their children...
  9. pmc Maternal bodies and medicines: a commentary on risk and decision-making of pregnant and breastfeeding women and health professionals
    Karalyn McDonald
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S5. 2011
    ..We will also consider the competing discourses that pregnant and breastfeeding women encounter when making decisions about medicine...
  10. pmc Survey of patient satisfaction with the Breastfeeding Education and Support Services of The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
    Li Yen Chin
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:83. 2008
    ..It is important to measure women's experience of visiting the service as part of quality assurance. The aim of this project was to conduct an anonymous postal survey of clients' satisfaction with BESS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding--evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines
    Lisa H Amir
    Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 40:684-90. 2011
    ..Most medicines can be used safely during breastfeeding at the recommended dose, however there are exceptions that necessitate caution...
  12. doi request reprint Accreditation of midwife lactation consultants to perform infant tongue-tie release
    Lisa H Amir
    Centre for Women s Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 17:541-7. 2011
    ..We believe that nurses/midwives/lactation consultants working in other settings could be trained to perform frenotomies, thus enabling faster resolution of breastfeeding problems...
  13. pmc Social theory and infant feeding
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 6:7. 2011
    ..In this editorial, I introduce some of Bourdieu's ideas and suggest researchers interested in infant feeding should consider testing these theories...
  14. pmc GPs' decision-making when prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women: Content analysis of a survey
    Hiranya S Jayawickrama
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 3:82. 2010
    ..Information on factors governing GPs' decision-making and their views in such situations is limited...
  15. pmc A descriptive study of mastitis in Australian breastfeeding women: incidence and determinants
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:62. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and Staphylococcus aureus: three case reports
    Lisa Amir
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, LaTrobe University, Carlton
    Breastfeed Rev 10:15-8. 2002
    ..When mothers or infants are nasal carriers of Staphylococci health professionals may recommend nasal mupirocin (Bactroban) and bathing with antiseptic washes to reduce recurrent staphylococcal infections...
  17. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and reduced duration of breastfeeding: a review of possible mechanisms
    L H Amir
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, LaTrobe University, 251 Faraday St, 3053, Carlton, Australia
    Early Hum Dev 64:45-67. 2001
    ..To systematically review the possible mechanisms by which maternal smoking affects lactation...
  18. pmc A case-control study of mastitis: nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 7:57. 2006
    ..Mastitis is a common problem for breastfeeding women. Researchers have called for an investigation into the possible role of maternal nasal carriage of S. aureus in the causation of mastitis in breastfeeding women...
  19. ncbi request reprint Women's experience of lactational mastitis--I have never felt worse
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 35:745-7. 2006
    ..Mastitis is a common problem for breastfeeding women in the postpartum period...
  20. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding--managing 'supply' difficulties
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne
    Aust Fam Physician 35:686-9. 2006
    ..Many breastfeeding women have concerns about their milk supply; 'not enough milk' is the most common reason women give for stopping breastfeeding, however their concern is often unwarranted...
  21. ncbi request reprint Two mid-pregnancy interventions to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding: a randomized controlled trial
    Della Forster
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Birth 31:176-82. 2004
    ..This study aimed to determine the influence of mid-pregnancy breastfeeding education on the proportions of women breastfeeding at hospital discharge, and on the duration of breastfeeding...
  22. ncbi request reprint Test your knowledge. Nipple pain in breastfeeding
    Lisa Amir
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 33:44-5. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Does maternal smoking have a negative physiological effect on breastfeeding? The epidemiological evidence
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 11:19-29. 2003
    ..Therefore, it is likely that psychosocial factors are largely responsible for the lower rates of breastfeeding found in women who smoke compared with those who do not...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does maternal smoking have a negative physiological effect on breastfeeding? The epidemiological evidence
    Lisa Helen Amir
    The Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Birth 29:112-23. 2002
    ..The aim of this review was to assess the epidemiological evidence that maternal smoking has a negative physiological effect on breastfeeding...
  25. ncbi request reprint Review of tongue-tie release at a tertiary maternity hospital
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:243-5. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint The introduction of breast milk substitutes and solid foods: evidence from the 1995 National Health Survey
    Susan M Donath
    Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:481-4. 2002
    ..To report the introduction of breast milk substitutes and solid foods to Australian children between 1992 and 1995...
  27. ncbi request reprint Why do women stop breastfeeding? A closer look at 'not enough milk' among Israeli women in the Negev Region
    Lisa Helen Amir
    Key Centre for Women s Health in Society, University of Melbourne 3010, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 13:7-13. 2005
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  28. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and the introduction of solids in Australian infants: data from the 2001 National Health Survey
    Susan M Donath
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:171-5. 2005
    ..To present estimates on rates of breastfeeding and timing of introduction of solid foods to Australian children, 1998-2001...