The Association Between Women’s Perceptions of Professional Support and Problems Experienced on Breastfeeding Cessation: A Western Australian Study

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Title The Association Between Women’s Perceptions of Professional Support and Problems Experienced on Breastfeeding Cessation: A Western Australian Study
Author Hauck, Yvonne L.; Fenwick, Jennifer Helen; Dhaliwal, Satvinder S.; Butt, Janice; Schmied, Virginia
Journal Name Journal of Human Lactation
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Abstract A cross-sectional survey was used to determine the association among women’s breastfeeding problems, their perceptions of support from midwives and child health nurses, and breastfeeding cessation in the first 10 weeks postbirth in a sample of Western Australian women (N = 2669). Primiparous women (75.8%) experienced significantly more problems that multiparous women (52.6%). Although 78.8% of all women agreed or strongly agreed that staff were helpful with feeding, 53.4% confirmed that different midwives offered different feeding advice; however, receiving different advice from midwives around feeding was not associated with breastfeeding cessation. Differences in breastfeeding cessation were associated with parity. Primiparous women’s cessation was associated with experiencing any breastfeeding problems, unhelpful hospital midwives, and unhelpful information from child health nurses, whereas for multiparous women, this included 2 or more breastfeeding problems, not being able to choose when to feed, and unhelpful information from child health nurses.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890334410386956
Volume 27
Issue Number 1
Page from 49
Page to 57
ISSN 0890-3344
Date Accessioned 2012-03-14; 2012-03-25T23:00:12Z
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43974
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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