Breastfeeding: Assessment of Maternal Breastfeeding Knowledge and Skills During Pregnancy and 1st/2nd Week After Childbirth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304406
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breastfeeding: Assessment of Maternal Breastfeeding Knowledge and Skills During Pregnancy and 1st/2nd Week After Childbirth
Author(s):
Cardoso, Alexandrina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Alexandrina Cardoso, PhD, MNs, RM, RN, alexa@esenf.pt
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: To build a mother's breastfeeding knowledge and skills assessment instrument; to characterize mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and skills during pregnancy and 1st/2nd week after childbirth; and to describe the profile of mothers who revealed higher level of knowledge and skills.

Methods: The study was developed in two phases. In the first phase was used the interview (and the literature review as data collection to identify mothers learning needs to breastfeeding her baby (qualitative approach). In the second phase was used the assessment instrument built in the previous phase to characterize maternal knowledge and skills (quantitative nature). Prenatal wards in three health centers and a hospital in North of Portugal. Content analysis was used in the first phase. In the 2nd phase was used the assessment maternal breastfeeding knowledge and skills instrument.'

Results: Mothers revealed a significant lack of knowledge during pregnancy in several contents related to breastfeeding. Concerning the skills, mothers revealed better level than the observed in knowledge. However there are a relevant number of mothers that still need support to develop knowledge and skills for effective breastfeeding. The mothers that demonstrated better level of knowledge were the oldest, with higher education and those who already had other children and previous experience in breastfeeding. Also the mothers who referred nurses-midwifes as a source of information and attended preparation to childbirth and parenting classes demonstrated higher breastfeeding knowledge level. '

'Conclusion: The assessment of mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and skills is an indispensable contribution to systematize midwifery care and to promote the maternal learning process for an effective breastfeeding.

Keywords:
Maternal knowledge; Assessment; Breastfeeding
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBreastfeeding: Assessment of Maternal Breastfeeding Knowledge and Skills During Pregnancy and 1st/2nd Week After Childbirthen
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Alexandrinaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAlexandrina Cardoso, PhD, MNs, RM, RN, alexa@esenf.pten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304406-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To build a mother's breastfeeding knowledge and skills assessment instrument; to characterize mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and skills during pregnancy and 1<sup>st</sup>/2<sup>nd</sup> week after childbirth; and to describe the profile of mothers who revealed higher level of knowledge and skills. <p><b>Methods: </b> The study was developed in two phases. In the first phase was used the interview (and the literature review as data collection to identify mothers learning needs to breastfeeding her baby (qualitative approach). In the second phase was used the assessment instrument built in the previous phase to characterize maternal knowledge and skills (quantitative nature). Prenatal wards in three health centers and a hospital in North of Portugal. Content analysis was used in the first phase. In the 2<sup>nd</sup> phase was used the assessment maternal breastfeeding knowledge and skills instrument.' <p><b>Results: </b> Mothers revealed a significant lack of knowledge during pregnancy in several contents related to breastfeeding. Concerning the skills, mothers revealed better level than the observed in knowledge. However there are a relevant number of mothers that still need support to develop knowledge and skills for effective breastfeeding. The mothers that demonstrated better level of knowledge were the oldest, with higher education and those who already had other children and previous experience in breastfeeding. Also the mothers who referred nurses-midwifes as a source of information and attended preparation to childbirth and parenting classes demonstrated higher breastfeeding knowledge level. ' <p>'<b>Conclusion: </b>The assessment of mothers' breastfeeding knowledge and skills is an indispensable contribution to systematize midwifery care and to promote the maternal learning process for an effective breastfeeding.en
dc.subjectMaternal knowledgeen
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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