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A randomized controlled trial of knowledge sharing practice with empowerment strategies in pregnant women to improve exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months postpartum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20873071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Although there are many benefits to breastfeeding, its prevalence and duration in many countries is still lower than the international recommendation for 6-month exclusive breastfeeding. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether a knowledge sharing practices with empowerment strategies (KSPES) program on antenatal education and postnatal support strategies improves the rates of 6-month exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months postpartum compared with a standard knowledge of breastfeeding techniques. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Pregnant women of more than 32 weeks' gestation were randomly assigned to receive a routine standard knowledge of breastfeeding techniques alone (control group) or with KSPES on antenatal education and postnatal support strategies (study group). The primary outcome was the rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-month postpartum. The secondary outcomes were rates at 7 days, 14 days, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 months postpartum. RESULTS: Rates of exclusive breastfeeding in the study group were significantly higher when compared with those in the control group at 14 days (82.5% vs. 52.6%, p = 0.005), 1 month (77.5% vs. 52.6%, p = 0.021), 2 months (62.5% vs. 368%, p = 0.023), 4 months (35.0% vs. 7.9%, p = 0.008), 5 months (25.0% vs. 2.6%, p = 0.012), and 6 months postpartum (20.0% vs. 0%, p = 0.005). CONCLUSION: KSPES on antenatal education and postnatal support strategies significantly improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-month postpartum. These strategies also significantly improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding at 14 days, 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 months postpartum.
Authors:
Jutamart Kupratakul; Surasak Taneepanichskul; Nipunporn Voramongkol; Vorapong Phupong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-28     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1009-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Research for Health Development (Multidisciplinary and International Programs), Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Postnatal Care / methods*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care / methods*
Singapore
Social Support
Young Adult

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