Forbes-McKay, K. E., MacVicar, S., Humphrey, T., & Forbes-Mckay, K. (2018). Breastfeeding and the substance-exposed mother and baby. Birth, doi:10.1111/birt.12338. ISSN 0730-7659
Background: Breastfeeding rates are typically low for women with a substance use disorder. This is despite the specific benefit of breastfeeding to alleviate the severity of n...
MacVicar, S., Humphrey, T. & Forbes-McKay, K. E. (2017). Breastfeeding Support and Opiate Dependence: A Think Aloud Study. Midwifery. 50, 239-245. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.013. ISSN 0266-6138
Objective: international guidelines recommend the promotion and protection of breastfeeding for the substance exposed mother and baby. Yet few studies have explored the facili...
MacVicar, S., Kirkpatrick, P., Humphrey, T. & Forbes-McKay, K. E. (2015). Supporting Breastfeeding Establishment among Socially Disadvantaged Women: A Meta-Synthesis. Birth. 42(4), 290-298. doi:10.1111/birt.12180. ISSN 0730-7659
Many women from socially disadvantaged groups discontinue breastfeeding in the early postnatal period before lactation is fully established. This suggests that exis...
MacVicar, S. & Kirkpatrick, P. (2014). The effectiveness and maternal satisfaction of breast-feeding support for women from disadvantaged groups: a comprehensive systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports. 12(6), 420-476. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1561. ISSN 2202-4433
Background: Breast‐feeding is considered the optimum method of infant nutrition conveying health and psychological benefits for mother and baby. Women from disadvantaged group...
MacVicar, S. & Wilcock, S. (2013). The effectiveness and maternal satisfaction of interventions supporting the establishment of breast-feeding for women from disadvantaged groups: a comprehensive systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports. 11(8), 48-63. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2013-931. ISSN 2202-4433
Review question/objective: The review question is ‘how effective are and what is the level of maternal satisfaction with interventions supporting breast‐feeding establishment ...
MacVicar, S. (2017). Breastfeeding and opiate dependency. RcM Midwives, (34). ISSN 1479-2915
Breastfeeding and opiate dependency: My PhD Summary. A lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University on her doctoral study.
MacVicar, S. Ibris Study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. (Thesis). Robert Gordon University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1023772
Introduction: Breastfeeding offers the substance exposed mother and
child potential short and long-term health benefits, with breast milk shown to alleviate the severity of Ne...