Breastfeeding educational interventions for health professionals: A synthesis of intervention studies

Amanda L. Watkins, Joan E. Dodgson

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this synthesis was to review intervention studies that focused on increasing the breastfeeding knowledge, self-confidence, and supportive behaviors of Healthcare Professionals. Design And Methods: Fourteen Articles Were Identified Through database searches as the basis for this review. Results: Breastfeeding education can be effective in increasing the knowledge and confidence of nurses. Duration and exclusivity rates for breastfeeding may also be improved. Practice Implications: Improving nurses' knowledge of breastfeeding is a modifiable factor that is important in supporting a mother in her decision to breastfeed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-232
Number of pages10
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Duration
  • Education
  • Intervention
  • Midwife
  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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