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Jones, Lynn Susanne
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
It has long been recognised that breastfeeding rates in the UK are substantially below an optimal level to promote the health of mothers and infants. While there are many variables which affect a mother's decision to breastfeed a significant factor in the discontinuation of breastfeeding is infant distress, maternal distress and maternal pain and discomfort brought about through poor positioning. Poor positioning is often the result of the wholly unsuitable type of furniture that mothers use to aid breastfeeding whether making use of furniture supplied in hospitals, GP waiting areas and clinics, or making use of the domestic furniture to be found in the family home. However, despite this it remains true that to date, despite a perceived need to design a breastfeeding chair, there has been no published research which has tested furniture designed to assist breastfeeding and there is no furniture currently in production which supports the needs of breastfeeding women. It has been the purpose of this thesis to specifically examine and address these observations and to explore the feasibility of a breastfeeding chair suited to the needs of breastfeeding women. In order to do this the thesis reviews furniture which has been improvised and appropriated for breastfeeding and through a series of case studies, analyses examples of breastfeeding posture in order to generate relevant and unique ergonomic data. Through further allied research, related cultural and medical issues are also identified and discussed in order that an appropriate design brief for a breastfeeding chair might be defined and its specification detailed. Finally, in order to explicate the design process, the thesis traces the development of the chair through prototyping and into its eventual commercial production. The thesis concludes with a critique of that process and recommendations for further research.
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    • 1. 4.3.1 Seat Height
    • 4.3.2 Chair Back
    • 4.3.3 Other Ergonomic Considerations
    • 4.4.1 Testing
    • 4.4.2 Abrasion
    • 4.4.3 Tensile Strength
    • 4.4.4 Pilling
    • 4.4.5 Soiling and Stain Resistance
    • 4.4.6 Flammability
    • 4.4.7 Conclusion
    • 4.5.1 Test-Rig
    • 4.5.2 CAD Model
    • 4.5.3 Full Size Models
    • 4.6.1 Prototyping Stage 1: February 11th 2002 - May 5th 2002 4.6.2 Full Size Chair 1
    • 4.6.3 Full Size Chair 2
    • 4.6.4 Prototyping Stage 2: May 6th 2002 - March 1ih 2003 4.6.5 Full Size Chair 3
    • 4.6.6 Full Size Chair 4
    • Design Proposal: Full Size Chair 5
    • 4.7.1 Upholstery and Frame
    • 4.7.2 The Chair Legs
    • 4.7.3 Accessories
    • Conclusion: Chapter 4
    • Babylonian Goddess, 4000BC, from Getty, A, Goddess: Mother of Nature, Thames & Hudson, London, 1990, p.33 Ancient Egyptian Images of Breastfeeding, 1500BC and 2000BC, from Getty, A, Goddess: Mother of Nature, Thames & Hudson, London, 1990, p.73; Women In Ancient Egypt, Robins, G, British Museum Press, London, 1993, p.78
    • Two Breast Shaped Bowls 18th Century, from Yalom, M, A History of The Breast, Harper Collins, London, 1997, p.113 Pot of Eastern Lausitz Culture, from Yalom, M, A History of The Breast, Harper Collins, London, 1997, p.41 Queen Isis, Egypt, 2000BC, from Getty, A, Goddess: Mother of Nature, Thames & Hudson, London, 1990, p. 73 Bravado Designs Brochure, 2002, p.5 Nazi Propaganda Poster, 1930's Germany, The Imperial War Museum
    • The Packaging of Formula Milk, 1950's The Wellcome Trust Farley's Milk Advertisement, 2002, Boots Magazine Formula Milk Advertisements, 1960's, from Palmer G, The Politics of Breastfeeding, Pandora, London, 1993, p.231; Family Circle, Nov. 1970
    • Seated Positions for Breastfeeding and Bott/efeeding, Boots Magazine, 2002
    • Aboriginal Uttle Girls and Their Mud Dol/s, from Kitzinger, S, Rediscovering Birth, Little, Brown & Co., UK, 2000, p. 238; IFBAN Calendar 2000; Argos Catalogue, 2002 Maws Advertisement, 2002 The New Yorker, Front Cover, May 1998 'Saint or Sinner?', The Independent, 2002 The Spice Girls, The Independent, 1999 Jerry Hal/, The Guardian Magazine, 2000 OK! Magazine, Front Cover, June, 2002 Underwear Advertisement, Elle, (French Issue) August 2001; Image by Rineke Dijkstra, from Art At The Turn of The Millenium, by Riemschneider & Grosenick (Ed.), Taschen, Cologne, 1999, p. 123
    • OK! And HELLO! Magazines, June 2001 Wet Nurse, from A History of The Breast, Yalom, M, Harper Collins, London, p.72
    • Nursing Chair, 1850, Author's Own Device For Modest Mothers, Patented 1910, Kitzinger, S, Rediscovering Birth, Little, Brown & Co., UK, 2000, p. 243 Lady's Easy Chair, 1890, from The Guide to House Furnishing, Oetzmann & Co. 1890
    • Two paintings from The National Gal/ery of women breastfeeding on low chairs: Ere Care Begins, by Thomas Faed, 1865; Renoir, Untitled
    • Birthroom, designed by Bianca Lepori, from Kitzinger, S, Rediscovering Birth, Little, Brown & Co., UK, 2000, p.180; Typical Birthroom, Author's Own
    • 4 Hamlyn, B, Brooker, S, Oleinikova, K, Wands, S, Infant Feeding Survey 2000, (2002) London, TSO 20
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