Pannu, PK and Giglia, RC and Binns, CW and Scott, JA and Oddy, WH, The effectiveness of health promotion materials and activities on breastfeeding outcomes, Acta Paediatrica, 100, (4) pp. 534-537. ISSN 0803-5253 (2011) [Refereed Article]
METHODS: A 12-month longitudinal study was conducted in two public maternity hospitals in Perth, Western Australia, between 2002 and 2003. Data were collected on a consecutive sample 587 mothers.
RESULTS: The results showed that mothers who received an individual consultation or were involved in a discussion on breastfeeding antenatally with hospital staff were approximately 55% less likely to cease fully breastfeeding (HR 0.44; 95% CI 0.24-0.88) before 6 months, and 50% less likely to cease any breastfeeding before 12 months postnatally (HR 0.51; 95% CI 0.28-0.92). In the postnatal period, mothers who received instruction on positioning and attachment of the infant to the breast while in hospital were approximately 30% less likely to cease fully breastfeeding before 6 months (HR 0.66; 95% CI 0.45-0.99).
CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest a positive association between receiving individualized breastfeeding information in both the antenatal and postnatal period, and breastfeeding outcomes.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Antenatally, Breastfeeding, Health promotion, Postnatally|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Research Field:||Public Nutrition Intervention|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Author:||Oddy, WH (Professor Wendy Oddy)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||12|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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