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Development of a complex feeding intervention to reduce stress and anxiety in parents with multiple births
Rates of multiple births are rising worldwide. Caring for multiples is challenging; preterm birth and low birthweight are common requiring complex feeding interventions often involving schedules which vie with mothers’ instincts. Parents with multiple births experience more depression, anxiety, and parenting stress compared to singletons. There is insufficient evidence that education and support can help breastfeed multiples; anticipatory guidance can improve outcomes. The student will work with public contributors from the Twins Trust and Small Steps Big Changes (Nottingham) to co-produce an intervention to reduce parental stress and anxiety and improve infant health and psychological outcomes using the MRC framework.
Children, Young People & Perinatal Mental Health
University of Nottingham