The effect of lactation educator support on breastfeeding duration among participants in the Women, Infants, and Children Program

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dc.contributor.advisor Chezem, Jo Carol en_US
dc.contributor.author Parker, Catherine G. en_US
dc.contributor.other Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:32Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1999 .P37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186403
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship between active support of the breastfeeding mother and breastfeeding rates in the WIC population. The study consisted of two groups, a control group and an intervention group. Participants in the experimental group received scheduled contacts from a lactation educator in the form of home visitations, telephone calls, and written communication, while the control group participants were encouraged to seek breastfeeding support as needed. Demographic measures, duration of breastfeeding, number of breastfeeding support contacts, and formula supplementation were recorded for all subjects. Women in the experimental group received significantly more breastfeeding support contacts than those in the control group; however, breastfeeding duration was similar among women in both groups. Women who requested six or more cans of powdered formula breastfed for a significantly shorter time than those who requested lesser amounts of formula. These results suggest postpartum breastfeeding support, in isolation, may be inadequate to encourage sustained breastfeeding.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent ii, 50 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Study and teaching -- United States. en_US
dc.title The effect of lactation educator support on breastfeeding duration among participants in the Women, Infants, and Children Program en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1125151 en_US


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