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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243267
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Workplace Interventions for Breastfeeding Working Mothers
Author(s):
Hirani, Shela Akbar Ali; Karmaliani, Rozina
Author Details:
Hirani, Shela Akbar Ali, MScN, BScN, shela.hirani@aku.edu; Karmaliani, Rozina, RN, RM, BScN, MScN, MPH, PhD;
Abstract:
Purpose: Breastfeeding is an important aspect of parenting, as well as an essential source of nutrition that contributes to optimal growth and development in young babies. Employed mothers often find it challenging to continue breastfeeding with employment especially if workplace support is minimal or missing. Pakistan is facing the challenge of gradual decline in breastfeeding prevalence rates. In this region, workplace barriers have been reported as one of those prime reasons that result in discontinuation of breastfeeding among working mothers. This review aims at exploring the workplace strategies (interventions) that can promote the breastfeeding practices of working mothers.

Methods: A literature search of peer reviewed databases including CINHAL (1980 to 2009), MEDLINE (1980-2009), Pub Med (1980-2009), Springer Link (1980-2008) and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3rd quarter, 2008) was undertaken. Considering the pre-set inclusion and exclusion criteria, out of more than 500 literature sources, 48 were shortlisted and reviewed.

Results: Review of literature revealed that in order to assure exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding among employed mothers, workplace interventions must include assisting working mothers, enhancing employer’s awareness, arranging physical facilities at workplace, promoting fathering programmes, providing flexibility in work environment, and initiating mother and baby friendly policies at workplace.

Conclusion:  This review confirmed that globally much work has been done to improve the breastfeeding practices of working mothers; however, in Pakistan the effectiveness of the workplace lactation support programme has not been tested yet. Therefore, it is recommended that future researches must aim at testing effects of the evidence-based workplace interventions on exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding among employed mothers in Pakistan.

Keywords:
Workpalce interventions; Breastfeeding; Working Mothers
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Workplace Interventions for Breastfeeding Working Mothersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHirani, Shela Akbar Alien_GB
dc.contributor.authorKarmaliani, Rozinaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHirani, Shela Akbar Ali, MScN, BScN, shela.hirani@aku.edu; Karmaliani, Rozina, RN, RM, BScN, MScN, MPH, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243267-
dc.description.abstract<i><b>Purpose: </b> </i>Breastfeeding is an important aspect of parenting, as well as an essential source of nutrition that contributes to optimal growth and development in young babies. Employed mothers often find it challenging to continue breastfeeding with employment especially if workplace support is minimal or missing. Pakistan is facing the challenge of gradual decline in breastfeeding prevalence rates. In this region, workplace barriers have been reported as one of those prime reasons that result in discontinuation of breastfeeding among working mothers. This review aims at exploring the workplace strategies (interventions) that can promote the breastfeeding practices of working mothers. <p><i><b>Methods: </b> </i>A literature search of peer reviewed databases including CINHAL (1980 to 2009), MEDLINE (1980-2009), Pub Med (1980-2009), Springer Link (1980-2008) and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3<sup>rd</sup> quarter, 2008) was undertaken. Considering the pre-set inclusion and exclusion criteria, out of more than 500 literature sources, 48 were shortlisted and reviewed. <p><i><b>Results: </b> </i>Review of literature revealed that in order to assure exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding among employed mothers, workplace interventions must include assisting working mothers, enhancing employer&rsquo;s awareness, arranging physical facilities at workplace, promoting fathering programmes, providing flexibility in work environment, and initiating mother and baby friendly policies at workplace. <p><i><b>Conclusion: </b></i><b>&nbsp;</b>This review confirmed that globally much work has been done to improve the breastfeeding practices of working mothers; however, in Pakistan the effectiveness of the workplace lactation support programme has not been tested yet. Therefore, it is recommended that future researches must aim at testing effects of the evidence-based workplace interventions on exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding among employed mothers in Pakistan.en_GB
dc.subjectWorkpalce interventionsen_GB
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_GB
dc.subjectWorking Mothersen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:52Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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