New Publication:
Motivational interviewing: a key approach for supporting the transition to parenthood including breastfeeding?

August 2015

Motivational interviewing: a key approach for supporting the transition to parenthood including breastfeeding? Lauren Copeland and Shantini Paranjothy, researchers at the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, explore the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing (MI), an increasingly popular form of counselling. Perspective Magazine, Issue 27, June 2015.

Study update: January 2015

Progress so far

At the moment, we’re in the development phase of the study. Over the next few months, we will be:

  • carrying out a survey of infant feeding co-ordinators across the UK to find out more about how breastfeeding peer-support is currently provided
  • carrying out a review of the evidence from studies carried out so far on breastfeeding peer support and the use of Motivational Interviewing by peer-supporters.  
  • running focus groups and interviews with parents, health professionals, and breastfeeding peer-supporters to help us design the intervention

Next steps

In early 2015, we will be carrying out further stakeholder consultation to finalise the design of the intervention.