Development of Outpatient Breast Feeding Support Group: A Leadership Journey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308393
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of Outpatient Breast Feeding Support Group: A Leadership Journey
Author(s):
Anderson, Jessica Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Kappa-at-Large
Author Details:
Jessica Lynn Anderson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, jessica.anderson@ucdenver.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

BACKGROUND

Support breastfeeding is a goal for many agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. breastfeeding rates have risen over the years but there is tremendous amount of work which needs to be completed to increase the number of women who choose to breastfeed and continue to do so at 6 months and one year.  As of 2009, approximately 77% of women in the United States started out breastfeeding with only 47% of women are still breastfeeding at 6 months (CDC, 2012). Cessation of breastfeeding occurs at different times in the postpartum period and for a variety of reasons. Women identify lack of community avenues to connect with other breastfeeding mothers and lack of information or instruction from health care professionals as barriers (CDC, 2012). The initiation of the free outpatient breastfeeding support group was developed to eliminate some of the barriers.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES/METHODS

Approval to implement the outpatient breastfeeding support group was obtained from the Obstetrics/Gynecology Leadership Team and funding obtained from a grant from the volunteer department at the University of Colorado Hospital. The first group was held in April of 2012 and meets weekly. The group is led by a Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and approved University of Colorado Hospital volunteer. Women are assisted with breastfeeding, concerns addressed and a sense of community established while talking with other women. In addition, infant weights are completed prior to and after breastfeeding as a way to identify concerns and offer reassurance. Women are informed of the group prenatally by providers and staff. A flyer was created and is included in patient materials antepartally and pospartally.

 References

CDC.  (2012).  Breastfeeding Report Card-United States, 2012.  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm

Keywords:
Leadership; Breastfeeding
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of Outpatient Breast Feeding Support Group: A Leadership Journeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Jessica Lynnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Kappa-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJessica Lynn Anderson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, jessica.anderson@ucdenver.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308393-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>BACKGROUND</b><p>Support breastfeeding is a goal for many agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. breastfeeding rates have risen over the years but there is tremendous amount of work which needs to be completed to increase the number of women who choose to breastfeed and continue to do so at 6 months and one year.  As of 2009, approximately 77% of women in the United States started out breastfeeding with only 47% of women are still breastfeeding at 6 months (CDC, 2012). Cessation of breastfeeding occurs at different times in the postpartum period and for a variety of reasons. Women identify lack of community avenues to connect with other breastfeeding mothers and lack of information or instruction from health care professionals as barriers (CDC, 2012). The initiation of the free outpatient breastfeeding support group was developed to eliminate some of the barriers. <p class="Default"><b>PROJECT ACTIVITIES/METHODS</b><p>Approval to implement the outpatient breastfeeding support group was obtained from the Obstetrics/Gynecology Leadership Team and funding obtained from a grant from the volunteer department at the University of Colorado Hospital. The first group was held in April of 2012 and meets weekly. The group is led by a Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse and approved University of Colorado Hospital volunteer. Women are assisted with breastfeeding, concerns addressed and a sense of community established while talking with other women. In addition, infant weights are completed prior to and after breastfeeding as a way to identify concerns and offer reassurance. Women are informed of the group prenatally by providers and staff. A flyer was created and is included in patient materials antepartally and pospartally. <p style="text-align: left;"> <b>References</b><p>CDC.  (2012).  <i>Breastfeeding Report Card-United States, 2012.</i>  Retrieved from:  http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htmen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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