Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Cassidy, Virginia R.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Nursing

LCSH

Breast feeding||Breast milk||Lactation||Lactation--Nutritional aspects

Abstract

Breastfeeding mothers are frequently requested to interrupt breastfeeding due to infant jaundice. The purpose of this ex post facto study was to determine if intention and pattern of breastfeeding, interrupted or non-interrupted, have an effect on breastfeeding duration in primiparous mothers of full-term, healthy infants. The attitude-behavior model developed by Liska served as the framework for this study. A breastfeeding survey was sent to all first-time breastfeeding mothers (n = 268) who delivered infants between May 1991 and April 1992 at a community hospital. Descriptive statistics were calculated on the demographic characteristics of the sample (n = 137) who returned the survey. The hypotheses were tested using a two-way ANOVA which was not significant for pattern but was significant for intention and interaction (p = 0.05). Results will aid nurses in implementing interventions that will allow mothers to attain their own breastfeeding goals.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [52]-54)

Extent

v, 66 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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