Methods of educating the nursing mother

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dc.contributor.advisor Bock, William, 1933- en_US Peterson, John C. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:01Z 2011-06-03T19:32:01Z 1977 en_US 1977
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1977 .P47 en_US
dc.description.abstract AbstractThis study compared breast-feeding success rates for nursing mothers from three different population groups: (1) those with no medically supervised education, (2) those with exposure to supportive medical staff and to a patient education handout on breast-feeding, and (3) those with exposure to the handout and to a videotape on breast-feeding shown in the hospital during the first few days postpartum. Success was defined as using breast milk as the primary means of infant nutrition at five to six weeks postpartum. It was found that educating mothers in an organized fashion significantly improves success rates over that seen when organized patient education was not offered (p<.001). The group educated by postpartum videotapes tended to do better than the group educated by only patient education handouts and interested medical staff. This relationship was not significant at the .05 level (.05<p<.10), but was strong enough to warrant further investigation. Lack of correct information was related to all of the reasons for not breast-feeding and for prematurely stopping breast-feeding.Honors CollegeBall State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent i, 48 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Methods of educating the nursing mother en_US Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1977. en_US
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