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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159591
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Affecting Duration of Breastfeeding for Mothers of Twins
Abstract:
Factors Affecting Duration of Breastfeeding for Mothers of Twins
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Damato, Elizabeth
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 34 Steepleview Drive, Hudson, OH, 44236, USA
Co-Authors:Donna A. Dowling; Warinee Thanattherakul
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the incidence of breastfeeding initiation, duration of breastfeeding, and reasons for terminating breastfeeding in the first year postpartum for mothers of twins. The relationship between breastfeeding duration and selected demographic and psychosocial variables such as depression and postnatal attachment will be examined. FRAMEWORK: The number of twin pregnancies is increasing due to reproductive technologies and increased maternal age. Anecdotal evidence suggests that mothers of twins are discouraged during the perinatal period from considering breastfeeding by both families and health care providers. While many factors have been identified that impact on breastfeeding duration for mothers of singletons, the high likelihood of preterm delivery as well as the overwhelming parenting challenges that face mothers postpartum may affect the establishment and duration of breastfeeding. SAMPLE: 124 married upper middle class well-educated women were previously recruited through a national mothers of twins support group as part of a larger study. METHODS: Data were collected prenatally, and at 2 and 7 months post-delivery through mailed questionnaires comprised of a demographic data tool and standardized instruments for depression and postnatal attachment. Secondary data analysis using descriptive analysis, hierarchical regression analysis, and Pearson correlation will be performed to answer the following questions: 1) What is the incidence of breastfeeding for mothers of twins? 2) What is the duration of breastfeeding and percentage of breast milk provided for twin infants? 3) What factors impact on the duration of breastfeeding for mothers of twins? RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSION: These findings will contribute to an understanding of the factors that impact duration of breastfeeding in twin pregnancies. This knowledge will enable nurses to identify women at risk of early termination of breastfeeding efforts and to plan interventions to support mothers of twins who wish to breastfeed. AN: MN030163
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Affecting Duration of Breastfeeding for Mothers of Twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159591-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Affecting Duration of Breastfeeding for Mothers of Twins</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Damato, Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton SON, 34 Steepleview Drive, Hudson, OH, 44236, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Donna A. Dowling; Warinee Thanattherakul </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the incidence of breastfeeding initiation, duration of breastfeeding, and reasons for terminating breastfeeding in the first year postpartum for mothers of twins. The relationship between breastfeeding duration and selected demographic and psychosocial variables such as depression and postnatal attachment will be examined. FRAMEWORK: The number of twin pregnancies is increasing due to reproductive technologies and increased maternal age. Anecdotal evidence suggests that mothers of twins are discouraged during the perinatal period from considering breastfeeding by both families and health care providers. While many factors have been identified that impact on breastfeeding duration for mothers of singletons, the high likelihood of preterm delivery as well as the overwhelming parenting challenges that face mothers postpartum may affect the establishment and duration of breastfeeding. SAMPLE: 124 married upper middle class well-educated women were previously recruited through a national mothers of twins support group as part of a larger study. METHODS: Data were collected prenatally, and at 2 and 7 months post-delivery through mailed questionnaires comprised of a demographic data tool and standardized instruments for depression and postnatal attachment. Secondary data analysis using descriptive analysis, hierarchical regression analysis, and Pearson correlation will be performed to answer the following questions: 1) What is the incidence of breastfeeding for mothers of twins? 2) What is the duration of breastfeeding and percentage of breast milk provided for twin infants? 3) What factors impact on the duration of breastfeeding for mothers of twins? RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSION: These findings will contribute to an understanding of the factors that impact duration of breastfeeding in twin pregnancies. This knowledge will enable nurses to identify women at risk of early termination of breastfeeding efforts and to plan interventions to support mothers of twins who wish to breastfeed. AN: MN030163 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:09:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:09:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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