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Breastfeeding support services in the neonatal intensive-care unit.
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PMID:  8410433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe a model for providing breastfeeding support in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU). DESIGN: Naturalistic, participant observation. SETTING: Suburban Level III NICU. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-two mother-infant pairs over 1 year. Infants were hospitalized in the NICU, and mothers had initiated lactation efforts. INTERVENTIONS: Investigators provided breastfeeding interventions for the mother-infant pairs, based on identified problems, the research literature, or both. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Percentage of mothers who were breastfeeding at the time of discharge from the NICU. RESULT: Interventions were classified into five categories: expression and collection of mothers' milk, gavage feeding of expressed mothers' milk, in-hospital breastfeeding sessions, postdischarge breastfeeding management, and additional consultation. CONCLUSIONS: This model was effective in preventing breastfeeding failure for this population. The model can provide the basis for NICU breastfeeding standards of care, protocols, and chart records, or for reimbursement purposes. The model also provides a framework for studying a specific category or breastfeeding intervention.
P P Meier; J L Engstrom; H H Mangurten; E Estrada; B Zimmerman; R Kopparthi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-19     Completed Date:  1993-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-47     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago 60612.
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / organization & administration
Breast Feeding*
Enteral Nutrition / nursing
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Models, Nursing
Neonatal Nursing / organization & administration*
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Care Team / organization & administration
Time Factors

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