The effect of lactation consultant contact on early breastfeeding problems

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277025
Title:
The effect of lactation consultant contact on early breastfeeding problems
Author:
Wambach, Karen Ann
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This quasi-experimental study, using Orem's Nursing Systems Construct as a theoretical base, was conducted to determine the effects of education and support given by a lactation consultant on early breastfeeding problem incidence and resolution. Mothers were recruited in the hospital and interviewed by telephone two to three weeks postpartum to determine problem incidence, rate of resolution, perception of the problems' interference, self-care measures, and support network characteristics. The study sample consisted of 16 first-time breastfeeding mothers placed in naturally occurring experimental (n = 7) and control (n = 9) groups. The groups did not differ significantly in age, education, ethnicity, mode of birth, or presence of a support person in the home. The groups did not differ significantly in number of problems, problem resolution length, or perceptions regarding problems' severity. A significant difference was found in the use of formula supplements, with the control group using supplementation more than the experimental group.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Breastfeeding.; Lactation disorders.; Patient education.; Nursing consultants.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kay, Margarita A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effect of lactation consultant contact on early breastfeeding problemsen_US
dc.creatorWambach, Karen Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorWambach, Karen Annen_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis quasi-experimental study, using Orem's Nursing Systems Construct as a theoretical base, was conducted to determine the effects of education and support given by a lactation consultant on early breastfeeding problem incidence and resolution. Mothers were recruited in the hospital and interviewed by telephone two to three weeks postpartum to determine problem incidence, rate of resolution, perception of the problems' interference, self-care measures, and support network characteristics. The study sample consisted of 16 first-time breastfeeding mothers placed in naturally occurring experimental (n = 7) and control (n = 9) groups. The groups did not differ significantly in age, education, ethnicity, mode of birth, or presence of a support person in the home. The groups did not differ significantly in number of problems, problem resolution length, or perceptions regarding problems' severity. A significant difference was found in the use of formula supplements, with the control group using supplementation more than the experimental group.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBreastfeeding.en_US
dc.subjectLactation disorders.en_US
dc.subjectPatient education.en_US
dc.subjectNursing consultants.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKay, Margarita A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336914en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23071745en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17564311en_US
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