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Breastfeeding support and early cessation.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr; 35(2):166-72.JO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the types of help women received with breastfeeding both in the hospital and at home and the reasons why women stopped breastfeeding earlier than intended.

DESIGN

A descriptive design with open-ended questions.

SETTING

After participant recruitment in the postpartum hospital room, data were collected by phone 8 weeks after delivery.

PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS

Three hundred seventy-nine women planning to breastfeed for at least 8 weeks after uncomplicated delivery.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Breastfeeding status at 8 weeks postpartum; report of help with breastfeeding in the hospital and at home.

RESULTS

Sixty-eight percent of women were still breastfeeding at 8 weeks, although 37% of those reported supplementing with formula. Of those who had stopped, the most common reason was insufficient milk supply. Other reasons included painful nipples and latch problems, personal reasons, returning to work or school, and drugs/illness of the mother or baby. Most women received help with breastfeeding in the hospital, but only 55% received help with breastfeeding after hospital discharge.

CONCLUSIONS

The primary reasons for early cessation of breastfeeding are amenable to nursing intervention. Every opportunity should be taken to address these issues both in the hospital and through follow-up calls.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing in The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170, USA. lynne_lewallen@uncg.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16620241

Citation

Lewallen, Lynne Porter, et al. "Breastfeeding Support and Early Cessation." Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, vol. 35, no. 2, 2006, pp. 166-72.
Lewallen LP, Dick MJ, Flowers J, et al. Breastfeeding support and early cessation. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006;35(2):166-72.
Lewallen, L. P., Dick, M. J., Flowers, J., Powell, W., Zickefoose, K. T., Wall, Y. G., & Price, Z. M. (2006). Breastfeeding support and early cessation. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : JOGNN, 35(2), 166-72.
Lewallen LP, et al. Breastfeeding Support and Early Cessation. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr;35(2):166-72. PubMed PMID: 16620241.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breastfeeding support and early cessation. AU - Lewallen,Lynne Porter, AU - Dick,Margaret J, AU - Flowers,Janet, AU - Powell,Wanda, AU - Zickefoose,Kimberly Taylor, AU - Wall,Yolanda G, AU - Price,Zula M, PY - 2006/4/20/pubmed PY - 2006/6/3/medline PY - 2006/4/20/entrez SP - 166 EP - 72 JF - Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN JO - J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs VL - 35 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the types of help women received with breastfeeding both in the hospital and at home and the reasons why women stopped breastfeeding earlier than intended. DESIGN: A descriptive design with open-ended questions. SETTING: After participant recruitment in the postpartum hospital room, data were collected by phone 8 weeks after delivery. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred seventy-nine women planning to breastfeed for at least 8 weeks after uncomplicated delivery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Breastfeeding status at 8 weeks postpartum; report of help with breastfeeding in the hospital and at home. RESULTS: Sixty-eight percent of women were still breastfeeding at 8 weeks, although 37% of those reported supplementing with formula. Of those who had stopped, the most common reason was insufficient milk supply. Other reasons included painful nipples and latch problems, personal reasons, returning to work or school, and drugs/illness of the mother or baby. Most women received help with breastfeeding in the hospital, but only 55% received help with breastfeeding after hospital discharge. CONCLUSIONS: The primary reasons for early cessation of breastfeeding are amenable to nursing intervention. Every opportunity should be taken to address these issues both in the hospital and through follow-up calls. SN - 0884-2175 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16620241/Breastfeeding_support_and_early_cessation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0884-2175(15)34353-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -