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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161169
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lactation Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Fathers of Premature Infants
Abstract:
Lactation Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Fathers of Premature Infants
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Jamerson, Patricia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Louis Children's Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Researcher
Contact Address:Professional Practice, One Children's Place, Suite PL-25, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA
Contact Telephone:314-454-2731
Co-Authors:Lorraine Seiter, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Joan Smith, MSN, RN, NNP, Nurse Practitioner, Laura W. Bernaix, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Cynthia A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Despite overwhelming support and compelling evidence that
breastfeeding reduces morbidity and mortality, mothers of premature and
very-low-birth weight infants are the least likely to choose to breastfeed
and to be successful in their lactation efforts. Based on Roy's theory of
adaptation, the goal of nursing is to promote adaptation. Therefore, to
best determine how to facilitate adaptation to this stressful experience,
an exploratory, descriptive, study using the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) Fathers' Breastfeeding Questionnaire was conducted to determine the
attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of fathers regarding lactation with
premature infants hospitalized in the NICU. Fourteen fathers with a
partner who had chosen to lactate were enrolled in the study. The fathers
were found to have positive attitudes and beliefs regarding lactation, but
were lacking in their knowledge about breastfeeding and ways to support
their partner with pumping, collection, and storage of expressed breast
milk. These findings suggest the importance of including fathers in
educational programs and identifying ways to relate their support to their
partners.
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.titleLactation Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Fathers of Premature Infantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161169-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Lactation Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Fathers of Premature Infants</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jamerson, Patricia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Louis Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Professional Practice, One Children's Place, Suite PL-25, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-454-2731</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">paj3987@bjc.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lorraine Seiter, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Joan Smith, MSN, RN, NNP, Nurse Practitioner, Laura W. Bernaix, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Cynthia A. Schmidt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite overwhelming support and compelling evidence that <br/> breastfeeding reduces morbidity and mortality, mothers of premature and <br/> very-low-birth weight infants are the least likely to choose to breastfeed <br/> and to be successful in their lactation efforts. Based on Roy's theory of <br/> adaptation, the goal of nursing is to promote adaptation. Therefore, to <br/> best determine how to facilitate adaptation to this stressful experience, <br/> an exploratory, descriptive, study using the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit <br/> (NICU) Fathers' Breastfeeding Questionnaire was conducted to determine the <br/> attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of fathers regarding lactation with <br/> premature infants hospitalized in the NICU. Fourteen fathers with a <br/> partner who had chosen to lactate were enrolled in the study. The fathers <br/> were found to have positive attitudes and beliefs regarding lactation, but <br/> were lacking in their knowledge about breastfeeding and ways to support <br/> their partner with pumping, collection, and storage of expressed breast <br/> milk. These findings suggest the importance of including fathers in <br/> educational programs and identifying ways to relate their support to their <br/> partners.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:17:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:17:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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