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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160388
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breastfeeding Promotion: Lactation Experts' Perspectives
Abstract:
Breastfeeding Promotion: Lactation Experts' Perspectives
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Bernaix, Laura
Contact Address:64 Santa Anita Drive, Maryville, IL, 62062-1928, USA
Breastfeeding is the ideal infant-feeding method. Health professionals have an obligation to promote breastfeeding and can do so by providing education and support. Evidence reveals, however, that health professionals do not adequately address the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their infants. With the PRECEDE-PROCEED Planning Model (Green and Kreuter, 1991) as the theoretical framework, this descriptive study obtained the opinions of experts/leaders in the field of lactation regarding breastfeeding promotion interventions, barriers to breastfeeding promotion, and directions for future research. Using the Delphi survey technique, Round I questionnaire was sent to 35 directors from several lactation organizations and to a random sample of 50 certified lactation consultants. Completed questionnaires from 18 directors and 22 lactation consultants were received, constituting a 47% initial response rate. The final Round III questionnaire was completed by 14 directors and 14 lactation consultants, thereby reflecting a final 32% response rate. Findings revealed that the sampled experts believe that encouraging breastfeeding immediately after birth and assistance given to the breastfeeding mother by knowledgeable personnel within the first few days after delivery are critical to increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration. Further, a lack of a commitment to "Breast is Best" by health professionals and institutions was cited as the most common barrier to breastfeeding promotion. Over 75% of the respondents also cited that future research relative to breastfeeding promotion should focus on testing strategies for improving public acceptance of breastfeeding, measuring the effects of labor and delivery care by professionals on breastfeeding outcomes, and testing the effect of increased breastfeeding instruction in health professionals basic education on their breastfeeding supportive behaviors. Results from this study have been used to create a "Breastfeeding Support Questionnaire" that will be used in a larger study with a representative national sample of perinatal nurses and physicians. Knowledge gained from these professionals will provide direction for future breastfeeding promotion research. AN: MN030097
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.titleBreastfeeding Promotion: Lactation Experts' Perspectivesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160388-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breastfeeding Promotion: Lactation Experts' Perspectives </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">Bernaix, Laura</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">64 Santa Anita Drive, Maryville, IL, 62062-1928, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breastfeeding is the ideal infant-feeding method. Health professionals have an obligation to promote breastfeeding and can do so by providing education and support. Evidence reveals, however, that health professionals do not adequately address the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their infants. With the PRECEDE-PROCEED Planning Model (Green and Kreuter, 1991) as the theoretical framework, this descriptive study obtained the opinions of experts/leaders in the field of lactation regarding breastfeeding promotion interventions, barriers to breastfeeding promotion, and directions for future research. Using the Delphi survey technique, Round I questionnaire was sent to 35 directors from several lactation organizations and to a random sample of 50 certified lactation consultants. Completed questionnaires from 18 directors and 22 lactation consultants were received, constituting a 47% initial response rate. The final Round III questionnaire was completed by 14 directors and 14 lactation consultants, thereby reflecting a final 32% response rate. Findings revealed that the sampled experts believe that encouraging breastfeeding immediately after birth and assistance given to the breastfeeding mother by knowledgeable personnel within the first few days after delivery are critical to increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration. Further, a lack of a commitment to &quot;Breast is Best&quot; by health professionals and institutions was cited as the most common barrier to breastfeeding promotion. Over 75% of the respondents also cited that future research relative to breastfeeding promotion should focus on testing strategies for improving public acceptance of breastfeeding, measuring the effects of labor and delivery care by professionals on breastfeeding outcomes, and testing the effect of increased breastfeeding instruction in health professionals basic education on their breastfeeding supportive behaviors. Results from this study have been used to create a &quot;Breastfeeding Support Questionnaire&quot; that will be used in a larger study with a representative national sample of perinatal nurses and physicians. Knowledge gained from these professionals will provide direction for future breastfeeding promotion research. AN: MN030097 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:53:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:53:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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