Evidence for Everyday Midwifery


Launched in November 2015, Evidence for Everyday Midwifery is an ongoing series of evidence relevant to everyday midwifery practice, shared on social media. We have had great feedback that midwives find it useful for keeping up to date with the latest evidence.

The hashtag is #EEMidwifery

“This hashtag is revolutionising how students and midwives alike can stay up to date with the latest evidence”
Nicola Brown @Nicolacbrown12 – third year student midwife Queen’s University Belfast, member of the RCM Student Midwives’ Forum.


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Blogshots are a way of giving information in an image that can be shared on social media, like infographics. They are shared on Twitter and are available to download and share here.

Feeding preterm infants in response to their hunger and satiation cues (responsive, cue‐based, or infant‐led feeding), rather than at scheduled intervals, may reduce the time taken for infants to transition from enteral tube to oral feeding but may result in slightly slower rates of weight gain (low certainty-evidence). There is not enough information available about the potential harms of responsive compared with scheduled feeding. Cochrane Review (published August 2016); 9 studies with 593 preterm infants comparing responsive feeding with scheduled feeding.

Example of the Evidence for Everyday Midwifery blogshot

Evidently Cochrane blogs:

You’ll find Evidently Cochrane blogs for this series in the Evidence for Everyday Midwifery category.

Special series:

View all of the content from 'Maternity Matters', our special series of blogs and other resources on women's and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Project partner:

The Practising Midwife