Title

The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey: measuring mothers' perceptions of breastfeeding effectiveness during the postpartum hospitalization

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-2010

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Research in nursing & health

NLM Title Abbreviation

Res Nurs Health

PubMed ID

20645422

DOI

10.1002/nur.20384

Abstract

No current breastfeeding assessment tool assesses the mother's perception of breastfeeding effectiveness during the early postpartum. Psychometric analysis of a new tool, the Beginning Breastfeeding Survey (BBS), in a multi-racial sample of 131 women revealed a coefficient alpha of .90. Factor analysis yielded three factors, (a) Maternal Breastfeeding Competence and Emotional Satisfaction, (b) Maternal Discomfort and Anxiety, and (c) Infant Breastfeeding Skill and Emotional Satisfaction. The BBS demonstrated discriminant validity in known group analyses and convergent validity with breastfeeding self-efficacy and postpartum fatigue. Future research will focus on improving the internal consistency reliability of the BBS and examining its ability to identify women at risk for breastfeeding problems during the postpartum hospitalization.

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Breast Feeding/psychology, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Female, Humans, Midwestern United States, Mothers/psychology, Nursing Assessment, Postpartum Period, Pregnancy, Prospective Studies, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Reproducibility of Results, Self Efficacy

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Research in nursing & health, 33:4 (2010) pp.329-344. DOI:10.1002/nur.20384.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1105