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An evaluation of a breastfeeding privacy sign to prevent interruptions and promote successful breastfeeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21477213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine if using a breastfeeding privacy sign during breastfeeding sessions improves breastfeeding outcomes and maternal satisfaction.
DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, posttest design.
SAMPLE: A convenience sample of 46 healthy, English speaking, exclusively breastfeeding, term (>37 0/7 weeks gestation) dyads were included.
METHODS: The control group received routine hospital care and completed a feeding diary and questionnaire. The intervention group received the same treatment and was given a breastfeeding privacy sign to use during breastfeeding sessions.
RESULTS: The total number of interruptions was significantly less in the intervention group. Significantly more intervention participants documented "strong agreement" when reporting that their breastfeeding sessions were successful. No difference was noted regarding the number of breastfeeding sessions, total minutes of breastfeeding sessions, or percentage of infant weight loss at day 2 of life.
CONCLUSIONS: The number of interruptions during breastfeeding sessions was significantly decreased with the use of a breastfeeding privacy sign, and the mothers who used the sign strongly agreed that their breastfeeding sessions were successful.
Jennifer Albert; Jody Heinrichs-Breen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1552-6909     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-18     Completed Date:  2011-09-20     Revised Date:  2012-03-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-80     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Breast Feeding / psychology*
Environment Design
Infant, Newborn
Interior Design and Furnishings*
Maternal Behavior / psychology
Mothers / psychology*
Postpartum Period / psychology*
United States
Young Adult

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