Helen L Ball
Affiliation: University of Durham
- Parent-infant bed-sharing behavior : Effects of feeding type and presence of fatherHelen Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, DH1 3HN, Durham, UK
Hum Nat 17:301-18. 2006..This study demonstrates how parental behavior affects the bed-sharing experience and indicates that cases and controls in epidemiological studies should be matched for behavioral, as well as sociodemographic, variables. ..
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction and infant sleep location - moving the discussion forwardHelen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology and Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Soc Sci Med 79:84-91. 2013..We present examples of how more detailed research and culturally-embedded interventions could reorient discussion around infant sleep location...
- Infant care practices related to sudden infant death syndrome in South Asian and White British families in the UKHelen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:3-12. 2012..These differences may explain the lower rate of SIDS in this population...
- Bed- and sofa-sharing practices in a UK biethnic populationHelen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Durham University, Durham, UK
Pediatrics 129:e673-81. 2012..To describe the prevalence and associations of bed- and sofa-sharing in a biethnic UK birth cohort...
- Triadic bed-sharing and infant temperatureH L Ball
Infancy and Childhood Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
Child Care Health Dev 28:55-8. 2002..These preliminary analyses suggest a night-time difference in rectal temperature between routine bed-sharers and routine cot sleepers, however, these findings will be further explored in the full analyses for this study...
- Randomised trial of sidecar crib use on breastfeeding duration (NECOT)Helen L Ball
Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham, UK
Arch Dis Child 96:630-4. 2011..To determine whether the use of sidecar cribs on the postnatal ward affects breastfeeding duration...
- Airway covering during bed-sharingH Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
Child Care Health Dev 35:728-37. 2009..To further understand the role of airway covering and compression in creating risks for bed-sharing infants, we report here on a sleep-lab trial of two infant sleep conditions...
- Together or apart? A behavioural and physiological investigation of sleeping arrangements for twin babiesHelen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 43 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, UK
Midwifery 23:404-12. 2007..In this two-part study, I explore the behaviour and physiology of twin babies sleeping separately and together...
- Randomised trial of infant sleep location on the postnatal wardH L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
Arch Dis Child 91:1005-10. 2006..To determine whether postnatal mother-infant sleep proximity affects breastfeeding initiation and infant safety...
- Breastfeeding, bed-sharing, and infant sleepHelen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Infant and Child Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Birth 30:181-8. 2003..This paper examined how new parents managed night-time feeding in the first 4 months, with a particular focus on the relationship between breastfeeding, infant sleep location, and sleep bout duration...
- Nighttime parenting strategies and sleep-related risks to infantsLane E Volpe
Department of Anthropology, Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University, UK
Soc Sci Med 79:92-100. 2013..Exploring why mothers might choose to manage sleep and nighttime parenting in ways that appear to increase potential risks to infants may help illuminate how risks occur for individual infants...
- Use of interactive telephone technology for longitudinal data collection in a large trialCharlotte Russell
Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University, Queen s Campus, University Boulevard, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH, United Kingdom
Contemp Clin Trials 33:364-8. 2012..Depending on the target population, however, considerable staff time may be required to manage attrition and consequent data loss, and alternative strategies should be considered to minimize this...
- Bed-sharing by breastfeeding mothers: who bed-shares and what is the relationship with breastfeeding duration?Helen L Ball
Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
Acta Paediatr 105:628-34. 2016..To explore the link between breastfeeding duration and bed-sharing frequency among women reporting a prenatal intention to breastfeed...
- Mother-infant cosleeping, breastfeeding and sudden infant death syndrome: what biological anthropology has discovered about normal infant sleep and pediatric sleep medicineJames J McKenna
Department of Anthropology and Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007....
- "New" practice of bedsharing and risk of SIDSHelen L Ball
Lancet 363:1558. 2004