Title

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool: a guide for education and support of the breastfeeding dyad

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2007

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs

PubMed ID

17594406

DOI

10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00165.x

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool to be used at the bedside by nurses to guide ongoing support and education for the mother-baby dyad. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community hospital in a Midwestern city. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-two English-speaking mother-infant dyads. METHODS: Three nurse raters (two per session) independently scored the eight characteristics on the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool during 81 breastfeeding sessions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Percent agreement between raters and suggested modifications for the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool. RESULTS: The results support the use of the tool as a checklist for assessment of the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad to guide education and support. CONCLUSIONS: The interrater agreement was high for individual items of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool. The Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool is useful as a checklist for assessing maternal and infant breastfeeding progress, though additional research is needed to support the validity of the tool.

Keywords

Adult, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Health, Breast Feeding/adverse effects/psychology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cues, Female, Health Promotion, Humans, Infant Behavior, Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Midwestern United States, Mothers/education/psychology, Needs Assessment/organization & administration, Nursing Assessment/organization & administration, Nursing Evaluation Research, Observer Variation, Patient Education as Topic/organization & administration, Posture, Social Support, Sucking Behavior, Time Factors

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing, 36:4 (2007) pp.319-327. DOI:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00165.x.

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http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1101