Fiona Dykes

Summary

Affiliation: University of Central Lancashire
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Western medicine and marketing: construction of an inadequate milk syndrome in lactating women
    Fiona Dykes
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
    Health Care Women Int 23:492-502. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A critical ethnographic study of encounters between midwives and breast-feeding women in postnatal wards in England
    Fiona Dykes
    Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 21:241-52. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the breastfeeding support skills of midwives and voluntary breastfeeding supporters using the Breastfeeding Support Skills Tool (BeSST)
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Midwifery Studies Research Unit, Department of Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 1:241-9. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Exploring and optimising maternal and infant nutrition in North West Pakistan
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 28:831-5. 2012
  5. doi request reprint 'Dancing on a thin line': evaluation of an infant feeding information team to implement the WHO code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 28:765-71. 2012
  6. pmc Ten steps or climbing a mountain: a study of Australian health professionals' perceptions of implementing the baby friendly health initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
    Virginia Schmied
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:208. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Twenty-five years of breast-feeding research in Midwifery
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Midwifery 27:8-14. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Encouraging breastfeeding: A relational perspective
    Fiona Dykes
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Early Hum Dev 86:733-6. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The education of health practitioners supporting breastfeeding women: time for critical reflection
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:204-16. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Government funded breastfeeding peer support projects: implications for practice
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Research Stream, Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 1:21-31. 2005

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Western medicine and marketing: construction of an inadequate milk syndrome in lactating women
    Fiona Dykes
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
    Health Care Women Int 23:492-502. 2002
    ..I present personal accounts to highlight the influence of two dominant Western ideologies-biomedical science and capitalism-upon women's perceptions of their breast milk...
  2. ncbi request reprint A critical ethnographic study of encounters between midwives and breast-feeding women in postnatal wards in England
    Fiona Dykes
    Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 21:241-52. 2005
    ..To explore the nature of interactions between midwives and breast-feeding women within postnatal wards...
  3. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the breastfeeding support skills of midwives and voluntary breastfeeding supporters using the Breastfeeding Support Skills Tool (BeSST)
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Midwifery Studies Research Unit, Department of Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 1:241-9. 2005
    ..An interagency and interdisciplinary collaborative model is crucial to developing a coherent and cohesive approach to the support infrastructure for breastfeeding women...
  4. doi request reprint Exploring and optimising maternal and infant nutrition in North West Pakistan
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 28:831-5. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint 'Dancing on a thin line': evaluation of an infant feeding information team to implement the WHO code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 28:765-71. 2012
    ..The evaluation included consultations with inter-disciplinary professionals to explore their perceptions of the IFIT and related contextual issues...
  6. pmc Ten steps or climbing a mountain: a study of Australian health professionals' perceptions of implementing the baby friendly health initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
    Virginia Schmied
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:208. 2011
    ..This paper examines the perceptions of BFHI held by midwives and nurses working in one Area Health Service in NSW, Australia...
  7. doi request reprint Twenty-five years of breast-feeding research in Midwifery
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Midwifery 27:8-14. 2011
    ..Finally, we need to continue to challenge the systems and approaches at organisational and community levels that impede women in their endeavours to feed their infants in optimum ways...
  8. doi request reprint Encouraging breastfeeding: A relational perspective
    Fiona Dykes
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Early Hum Dev 86:733-6. 2010
    ..This shifts our conceptualisations away from the primary focus of breastfeeding as nutrition which, in turn, removes the notion of breastfeeding as a productive process, prone to problems and failure...
  9. ncbi request reprint The education of health practitioners supporting breastfeeding women: time for critical reflection
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:204-16. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Government funded breastfeeding peer support projects: implications for practice
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Research Stream, Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 1:21-31. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint 'Supply' and 'demand': breastfeeding as labour
    Fiona Dykes
    Maternal and Infant Health, Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:2283-93. 2005
    ..This requires collective efforts to erode deeply embedded cultural understandings of women's bodies centering upon disembodied and efficient production...
  12. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the nature of support for breast-feeding adolescent mothers
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
    Midwifery 23:157-71. 2007
    ..to review the evidence on the nature of support for breast-feeding adolescent mothers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Weight monitoring of breastfed babies in the United Kingdom--interpreting, explaining and intervening
    Magda Sachs
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Group, MAINN, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:3-18. 2006
    ....
  14. pmc Incentives as connectors: insights into a breastfeeding incentive intervention in a disadvantaged area of North-West England
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:22. 2012
    ..The Star Buddies service employs breastfeeding peer supporters to support women across the ante-natal, intra-partum and post-partum period...
  15. doi request reprint Giving me hope: women's reflections on a breastfeeding peer support service
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 8:340-53. 2012
    ..Practice-based implications are considered...
  16. ncbi request reprint The development and delivery of a practice-based breastfeeding education package for general practitioners in the UK
    Sue Burt
    Sharoe Green Unit, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:91-102. 2006
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Implementing the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative in the community: a 'hearts and minds' approach
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Midwifery 28:258-64. 2012
    ..to describe a 'hearts and minds' approach to community Baby Friendly Initiative implementation developed from the views of multidisciplinary professionals...
  18. pmc The relationship between zinc intake and serum/plasma zinc concentration in children: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Nutrients 4:841-58. 2012
    ..This evidence can be utilised, together with currently used balance studies and repletion/depletion studies, when setting zinc recommendations as a basis for nutrition policies...
  19. doi request reprint Women's sense of coherence related to their infant feeding experiences
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 7:160-74. 2011
    ..Recommendations and suggestions for practice in relation to the implementation of the BFI have also been presented...
  20. doi request reprint Nutritional requirements during lactation. Towards European alignment of reference values: the EURRECA network
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 6:39-54. 2010
    ..Thus, it is crucial to first examine the cultural practices within and across European populations and to assess its relevance before making recommendations...
  21. pmc UK Breastfeeding Helpline support: An investigation of influences upon satisfaction
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit MAINN, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, England
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:150. 2012
    ..This paper reports on data collected from 908 callers to UK-based breastfeeding helplines...
  22. pmc Integrating a sense of coherence into the neonatal environment
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture MAINN, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    BMC Pediatr 13:84. 2013
    ..However, to date, there is a lack of clarity regarding the definition of FCC and limited evidence of FCCs effectiveness in relation to parental, infant or staff outcomes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adolescent mothers and breastfeeding: experiences and support needs--an exploratory study
    Fiona Dykes
    Midwifery Research Unit, Department of Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    J Hum Lact 19:391-401. 2003
    ..Health professionals need to further explore the ways in which relationships may be developed and sustained that provide the range of support required by adolescent mothers to enable them to continue breastfeeding...
  24. doi request reprint The relationship between zinc intake and serum/plasma zinc concentration in pregnant and lactating women: a systematic review with dose-response meta-analyses
    Victoria Hall Moran
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    J Trace Elem Med Biol 26:74-9. 2012
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Weight monitoring of breastfed babies in the UK - centile charts, scales and weighing frequency
    Magda Sachs
    Department of Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 1:63-76. 2005
    ..This paper aims to present a wide range of evidence available in this area in order to encourage debate on practice. A companion paper will discuss issues of interpretation, conveying information to parents, and interventions...
  26. doi request reprint A public health perspective of women's experiences of antenatal care: an exploration of insights from a community consultation
    Gill Thomson
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, School of Health, Brook Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    Midwifery 29:211-6. 2013
    ..to offer a critical discussion from a public health perspective of service user's experiences of antenatal care services...
  27. ncbi request reprint Assessing learning needs for breastfeeding: setting the scene
    Alison McFadden
    Mother and Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:196-203. 2006
    ..Other contributions which stakeholder organizations felt they could make were the provision of information resources and setting up specialist interest groups...
  28. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding trends: early indicators
    Magda Sachs
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nuture Unit, University of Central Lancashire
    Pract Midwife 9:15-6, 18. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Addressing the learning deficit in breastfeeding: strategies for change
    Mary J Renfrew
    Mother and Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 2:239-44. 2006
    ..Organizational barriers could be addressed through a public health policy and evidence-based approach...
  30. ncbi request reprint Protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding is now a major public health priority
    Fiona Dykes
    Matern Child Nutr 1:225-6. 2005