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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155222
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Skin-to-skin holding effects on caloric composition of breastmilk
Abstract:
Skin-to-skin holding effects on caloric composition of breastmilk
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Johnson, Amy Nagorski, RNC, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
[Evidence-based Presentation] The practice of skin-to-skin holding of infants clad only in diapers against their mothers' chest for more than an hour at a time is thought to promote the mother's ability to produce breastmilk, but has not been tested. The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of skin-to-skin holding on breastmilk composition measured in calories. Hypothesis: There is a significant difference in composition of maternal breastmilk pumped after skin-to-skin holding premature infants as compared to breastmilk pumped after non-holding conditions. Design: Repeated measures crossover design.á Dependent variable: maternal response measured in caloric composition of maternal breastmilk.á Independent variable: skin-to-skin holding intervention. Sample: Paired sample of 12 breastfeeding first-time mothers.á Instrument: All maternal breastmilk was tested for caloric composition using a Creamatocrit Plus centrifuge.á The Creamatocrit technique is especially useful to guide the fractionation of breast milk.áProcedure: After obtaining a signed informed consent from the infants' mother, a 4-day study schedule was determined.á Each mother had a consistent breast milk pumping schedule throughout study enrollment, held her infant for an hour in the SCN twice during the study at a consistent time of day, and pumped within 30 minutes after holding.á All expressed maternal breast milk was recorded during study enrollment for volume and composition results.áData Analysis: The hypothesis of this study was tested using repeated measures ANOVA.á Both milk volume (ml) and milk composition (cal/ml) immediately after holding were compared to all other conditions. The composition showed a clear difference between conditions, thereby supporting the hypothesis (p<0.005). Implications:áThe results imply that composition may be a more effective measurement to use when studying the effects of skin-to-skin holding on motherÆs breastmilk.áThis data makes a very good argument for the consistent implementation of holding in clinical practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSkin-to-skin holding effects on caloric composition of breastmilken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155222-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Skin-to-skin holding effects on caloric composition of breastmilk</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson, Amy Nagorski, RNC, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Ajohnson@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] The practice of skin-to-skin holding of infants clad only in diapers against their mothers' chest for more than an hour at a time is thought to promote the mother's ability to produce breastmilk, but has not been tested. The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of skin-to-skin holding on breastmilk composition measured in calories. Hypothesis: There is a significant difference in composition of maternal breastmilk pumped after skin-to-skin holding premature infants as compared to breastmilk pumped after non-holding conditions. Design: Repeated measures crossover design.&aacute; Dependent variable: maternal response measured in caloric composition of maternal breastmilk.&aacute; Independent variable: skin-to-skin holding intervention. Sample: Paired sample of 12 breastfeeding first-time mothers.&aacute; Instrument: All maternal breastmilk was tested for caloric composition using a Creamatocrit Plus centrifuge.&aacute; The Creamatocrit technique is especially useful to guide the fractionation of breast milk.&aacute;Procedure: After obtaining a signed informed consent from the infants' mother, a 4-day study schedule was determined.&aacute; Each mother had a consistent breast milk pumping schedule throughout study enrollment, held her infant for an hour in the SCN twice during the study at a consistent time of day, and pumped within 30 minutes after holding.&aacute; All expressed maternal breast milk was recorded during study enrollment for volume and composition results.&aacute;Data Analysis: The hypothesis of this study was tested using repeated measures ANOVA.&aacute; Both milk volume (ml) and milk composition (cal/ml) immediately after holding were compared to all other conditions. The composition showed a clear difference between conditions, thereby supporting the hypothesis (p&lt;0.005). Implications:&aacute;The results imply that composition may be a more effective measurement to use when studying the effects of skin-to-skin holding on mother&AElig;s breastmilk.&aacute;This data makes a very good argument for the consistent implementation of holding in clinical practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:38:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:38:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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