Women’s experiences of breastfeeding in prison

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Abbott and Scott (2017) explored women’s experiences of breastfeeding whilst in prison, a situation which can hinder choice and control.



This is a nurse and midwife led study, which interviewed 28 women in prison. It demonstrates a need to fully consider the benefits of breastfeeding for these women and how this essential human function may be maximised within the prison setting. The study is concerned with better outcomes and experience for the infant and better experience for the mother.