The Midwives' Cauldron

Infant sleep! - An interview with Lyndsey Hookway

December 02, 2022 Katie James and Lyndsey Hookway Season 4 Episode 3
The Midwives' Cauldron
Infant sleep! - An interview with Lyndsey Hookway
Show Notes

Welcome to this episode of The Cauldron! We have the wonderful Lyndsey Hookway in the bubbling pot with us today. 
Lyndsey is an experienced paediatric nurse, children’s public health nurse, IBCLC, researcher, responsive sleep/parenting advocate, and the author of 6 books. She has worked with children and families for more than 20 years within in-patient paediatrics, paediatric ambulatory care, NICU, and the community. 

Lyndsey is a PhD researcher at Swansea University, exploring the needs and challenges of medically complex breastfed infants and children. In 2019 she founded the Breastfeeding the Brave project to raise awareness of the unique lactation needs of sick children in the paediatric setting. Lyndsey is the co-founder and clinical director of the Holistic Sleep Coaching program and Thought Rebellion. She is a respected international speaker and also provides regular training, advocacy and consultancy to both NHS and private organisations.

 We get to talk all things infant sleep in this episode! 

  • how breastfeeding is often the scapegoat in the infant sleep scenario 
  • how challenging it can be to give sleep information and support when we are not provided with good education on it
  • common myths of infant sleep advice
  • the sudo-science available online
  • what the current science is saying
  • how we can effectively, gently and with safe evidence implement sleep support into our own practice 


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Mentioned in the show:

A method to soothe and promote sleep in crying infants utilizing the transport response – Research paper (open access)

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