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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160695
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breastfeeding promotion and counseling in the outpatient setting
Abstract:
Breastfeeding promotion and counseling in the outpatient setting
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Maher, Sandra
P.I. Institution Name:University of Indianapolis
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227-3697, USA
Contact Telephone:317.788.3206
The U.S. Surgeon General has set goals for increasing breastfeeding rates nationwide. Primary Care Providers play an important role in influencing a woman’s choice of infant feeding method. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of breastfeeding education and promotion occurring in the outpatient setting and to identify educational and service needs of Primary Care Providers associated with Methodist Maternity Center, Clarian Health, in Indianapolis, IN. An Infant Feeding Questionnaire was mailed to all 131 Primary Care Providers who care for new mothers and babies at Methodist Maternity Center (Obstetricians, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Practice Physicians and Pediatricians: 61% response rate, n=80). The survey consisted of sixteen questions including yes/no, ranking and open ended options. The results identified various opportunities that exist for improving Primary Care Provider interaction with patients to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration including: prenatal breast assessment, prenatal breast feeding education, unbiased educational materials and the need for community based lactation services. The information was used to develop a strategy for providing breastfeeding education to healthcare providers in the outpatient setting and a grant was obtained to implement this educational program.
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 and counseling in the outpatient settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160695-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breastfeeding promotion and counseling in the outpatient setting</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maher, Sandra</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Indianapolis</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227-3697, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">317.788.3206</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mahersl@uindy.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The U.S. Surgeon General has set goals for increasing breastfeeding rates nationwide. Primary Care Providers play an important role in influencing a woman&rsquo;s choice of infant feeding method. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of breastfeeding education and promotion occurring in the outpatient setting and to identify educational and service needs of Primary Care Providers associated with Methodist Maternity Center, Clarian Health, in Indianapolis, IN. An Infant Feeding Questionnaire was mailed to all 131 Primary Care Providers who care for new mothers and babies at Methodist Maternity Center (Obstetricians, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Practice Physicians and Pediatricians: 61% response rate, n=80). The survey consisted of sixteen questions including yes/no, ranking and open ended options. The results identified various opportunities that exist for improving Primary Care Provider interaction with patients to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration including: prenatal breast assessment, prenatal breast feeding education, unbiased educational materials and the need for community based lactation services. The information was used to develop a strategy for providing breastfeeding education to healthcare providers in the outpatient setting and a grant was obtained to implement this educational program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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