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Perspectives on promoting breastmilk feedings for premature infants during a quality improvement project.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23186387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated clinicians' perspectives during a quality improvement project to promote breastmilk feedings in premature infants.
STUDY DESIGN: From 2009 to 2010, 11 hospitals in the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative participated in a project to promote breastmilk feedings in premature infants. Audio recordings of monthly meetings held to encourage sharing of ideas were analyzed using qualitative methods to identify common themes related to barriers and solutions to breastmilk feeding promotion.
RESULTS: Two broad categories were noted: communication and team composition. Communication subthemes included (1) communication among hospital staff, including consistent documentation, (2) communication with family, and (3) communication between transfer hospitals. Team composition subthemes included (4) importance of physician buy-in and (5) integrated teams designed to empower leaders.
CONCLUSIONS: Optimizing communication among health professionals and parents and improving team composition may be key components of facilitating breastmilk feeding promotion in premature infants.
Henry Chong Lee; Sarah Martin-Anderson; Audrey Lyndon; R Adams Dudley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1556-8342     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Med     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-11     Completed Date:  2013-11-05     Revised Date:  2014-04-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101260777     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
California / epidemiology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Personnel
Health Promotion
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / organization & administration*
Maternal Health Services / organization & administration*
Patient Care Team
Qualitative Research
Quality Improvement*
Risk Factors
Grant Support

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