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Dr Sarah Redsell

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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[1]. Parents with multiple births experience more depression, anxiety, and parenting stress compared to singletons[2]. There is insufficient evidence that education and support can help breastfeed multiples[3]; anticipatory guidance can improve outcomes[4]. 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[5].


Children, Young People & Perinatal Mental Health


University of Nottingham