Maternity care intention, duration and rates of breastfeeding
This report explore women’s decision making processes regarding breastfeeding, as related to the context of maternity care offered at the tertiary referral hospital in the ACT.
Eighty eight of 100 women who were due to give birth in September 2009, and booked into Canberra Hospital, were invited to participate in the pilot study.
Maternity care intention, duration and rates of breastfeeding report
This was a self selecting study and those who chose to participate composed of 41 primigravid women and 47 multigravid women.
The researchers used quantitative, descriptive methods through two questionnaires, before and after birth, and two phone surveys (at 3 and 6 months) to collect data on intention to breastfeed, women’s knowledge of breastfeeding, partners opinion on breastfeeding as well as initiation and duration rates and, experience of breastfeeding as related to context of maternity care.
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