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A randomised-controlled trial in England of a postnatal midwifery intervention on breast-feeding duration

Wallace, Louise M., Dunn, Orla M., Alder, Elizabeth M., Inch, Sally, Hills, Robert Kerrin and Law, Susan M. 2006. A randomised-controlled trial in England of a postnatal midwifery intervention on breast-feeding duration. Midwifery 22 (3) , pp. 262-273.

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Abstract

Summary Objective to determine whether postnatal ‘hands off’ care by midwives on positioning and attachment of the newborn baby improves breast-feeding duration. Design mothers were randomised at the first postnatal feed to receive either care by a midwife trained in the experimental protocol or by a control midwife undertaking routine care. Setting eight wards in four English Midlands hospitals. Participants 370 primiparous mothers with term babies who intended to breast feed, and could sit out of bed to do so

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast feeding ; Patient education ; Social support ; Breast feeding duration ; Infant feeding ; Randomised controlled trial ; Female human
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0266-6138
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/49727

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