The Short and Long-Term Effects of a Lactation Education Program on Nurses' Attitudes towards Breastfeeding, Mothers' Perceptions of Support, and Breastfeeding Outcomes in The Family Birthplace

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308413
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Short and Long-Term Effects of a Lactation Education Program on Nurses' Attitudes towards Breastfeeding, Mothers' Perceptions of Support, and Breastfeeding Outcomes in The Family Birthplace
Author(s):
Genelly, Nicola A
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Nu
Author Details:
Nicola A Genelly, MSN, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, CIME, nicola.genelly@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Abstract:

Background: Despite the maternal-infant health benefits from breastfeeding, rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration remain far below national targets for the US. Compared to the Healthy People 2020’s goal for a breastfeeding initiation rate of 81.9%, The Family Birth Place has a rate of 73% consistent with the 70.2% at other hospitals in Illinois. Nurses’ attitudes and practices are key factors that impact breastfeeding rates.

Objective: To examine the effects of an evidence-based lactation education program on nurses’ attitudes towards breastfeeding, mothers’ perceptions of support, and breastfeeding rates and related outcomes.

Design: Quasi-experimental study, pre and post-test design.

Setting: The Family Birth Place of a teaching hospital that serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse population in a large Midwestern metropolitan city.

Participants: Convenience sample of 47 maternal child health nurses and 100 mothers who met the following inclusion criteria: uncomplicated vaginal or cesarean delivery, full-term healthy infant (37-40 weeks gestation), infant with birth weight > 2800 grams, and intent to breastfeed for more than 3 months.

Methods: A multifaceted flexible breastfeeding education program was developed by a lactation consultant; content validity was supported by nurse educators. Attitudes were measured pre-post introductory in-service and on-line course. Mothers’ perceptions of support were measured pre- nurse education (Group 1) and post-nurse education (Group 2). Breastfeeding outcomes were measured via telephone interview at 8 weeks postpartum.

Main Outcome Measure(s): Nurses’ attitudes towards supporting breastfeeding, mothers’ perceptions of support, and breastfeeding outcomes.

Results: While no differences were found in mothers’ perceptions of lactation support after the initial components of the education program, nurses’ attitudes were more positive. Analysis also showed that women who did not previously breastfeed reported more support. Nurses’ race also predicted nurses’ attitudes.

Conclusions: Breastfeeding education programs can make a difference. Implications for education and practice will be discussed.

 

 

Keywords:
Nurses' Attitudes; Maternal Perceptions; Breastfeeding Outcomes
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Short and Long-Term Effects of a Lactation Education Program on Nurses' Attitudes towards Breastfeeding, Mothers' Perceptions of Support, and Breastfeeding Outcomes in The Family Birthplaceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGenelly, Nicola Aen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsNicola A Genelly, MSN, RNC, IBCLC, CCE, CIME, nicola.genelly@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308413-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><strong>Abstract:</strong><p><strong></strong><b>Background:</b> Despite the maternal-infant health benefits from breastfeeding, rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration remain far below national targets for the US. Compared to the Healthy People 2020’s goal for a breastfeeding initiation rate of 81.9%, The Family Birth Place has a rate of 73% consistent with the 70.2% at other hospitals in Illinois. Nurses’ attitudes and practices are key factors that impact breastfeeding rates. <p><b>Objective:</b><i> </i>To examine the effects of an evidence-based lactation education program on nurses’ attitudes towards breastfeeding, mothers’ perceptions of support, and breastfeeding rates and related outcomes. <p><b>Design:</b><i> </i>Quasi-experimental study, pre and post-test design. <p><b>Setting:</b><i> </i>The Family Birth Place of a teaching hospital that serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse population in a large Midwestern metropolitan city. <p><b>Participants: </b>Convenience sample of 47 maternal child health nurses and 100 mothers who met the following inclusion criteria: uncomplicated vaginal or cesarean delivery, full-term healthy infant (37-40 weeks gestation), infant with birth weight > 2800 grams, and intent to breastfeed for more than 3 months. <p><b>Methods: </b>A multifaceted flexible breastfeeding education program was developed by a lactation consultant; content validity was supported by nurse educators. Attitudes were measured pre-post introductory in-service and on-line course. Mothers’ perceptions of support were measured pre- nurse education (Group 1) and post-nurse education (Group 2). Breastfeeding outcomes were measured via telephone interview at 8 weeks postpartum. <p><b>Main Outcome Measure(s): </b>Nurses’ attitudes towards supporting breastfeeding, mothers’ perceptions of support, and breastfeeding outcomes. <p class="yiv1905398582msonormal"><b>Results: </b>While no differences were found in mothers’ perceptions of lactation support after the initial components of the education program, nurses’ attitudes were more positive. Analysis also showed that women who did not previously breastfeed reported more support. Nurses’ race also predicted nurses’ attitudes. <p class="yiv1905398582msonormal"><b>Conclusions:</b> Breastfeeding education programs can make a difference. Implications for education and practice will be discussed. <p class="yiv1905398582msonormal"><b> </b><p><b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectNurses' Attitudesen_GB
dc.subjectMaternal Perceptionsen_GB
dc.subjectBreastfeeding Outcomesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:00Z-
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
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