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Breast feeding self-efficacy and other determinants of the duration of breast feeding in a cohort of first-time mothers in Adelaide, Australia.
Midwifery. 2007 Dec; 23(4):382-91.M

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

to assess the ability of a Breast-Feeding Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES) score measured at 1 week postpartum to predict the duration of breast-feeding in first-time mothers, and to develop a minimal set of potential confounders, including the BSES and demographic variables, for comparing the apparent effect of other influences on the duration of breast-feeding.

DESIGN

a prospective cohort study, with primary outcome the duration of breast feeding up to 6 months postpartum.

PARTICIPANTS

317 women who had given birth to their first baby (at term) in a large teaching maternity hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, during the period March to November, 2003.

FINDINGS

the BSES at 1 week postpartum was a strong predictor of the duration of breast-feeding in these first-time mothers. Its ability to predict the duration of breast-feeding was largely independent of the other factors (intended duration of breast-feeding, mother's level of education, country of birth, housing situation, smoking status and method of delivery), which were also found to be significant predictors of breast-feeding duration.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

the BSES (including a new short form version) has been confirmed by our study as an important instrument for identifying women at risk of early cessation of breast-feeding. Together with other demographic variables, it should be useful for targeting limited resources to those most in need.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Public Health Research Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, Adelaide, South Australia. Peter.Baghurst@cywhs.sa.gov.auNo 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

17126967

Citation

Baghurst, Peter, et al. "Breast Feeding Self-efficacy and Other Determinants of the Duration of Breast Feeding in a Cohort of First-time Mothers in Adelaide, Australia." Midwifery, vol. 23, no. 4, 2007, pp. 382-91.
Baghurst P, Pincombe J, Peat B, et al. Breast feeding self-efficacy and other determinants of the duration of breast feeding in a cohort of first-time mothers in Adelaide, Australia. Midwifery. 2007;23(4):382-91.
Baghurst, P., Pincombe, J., Peat, B., Henderson, A., Reddin, E., & Antoniou, G. (2007). Breast feeding self-efficacy and other determinants of the duration of breast feeding in a cohort of first-time mothers in Adelaide, Australia. Midwifery, 23(4), 382-91.
Baghurst P, et al. Breast Feeding Self-efficacy and Other Determinants of the Duration of Breast Feeding in a Cohort of First-time Mothers in Adelaide, Australia. Midwifery. 2007;23(4):382-91. PubMed PMID: 17126967.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breast feeding self-efficacy and other determinants of the duration of breast feeding in a cohort of first-time mothers in Adelaide, Australia. AU - Baghurst,Peter, AU - Pincombe,Jan, AU - Peat,Brian, AU - Henderson,Ann, AU - Reddin,Edith, AU - Antoniou,Georgia, Y1 - 2006/11/28/ PY - 2006/02/06/received PY - 2006/05/03/revised PY - 2006/05/18/accepted PY - 2006/11/28/pubmed PY - 2008/2/13/medline PY - 2006/11/28/entrez SP - 382 EP - 91 JF - Midwifery JO - Midwifery VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: to assess the ability of a Breast-Feeding Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES) score measured at 1 week postpartum to predict the duration of breast-feeding in first-time mothers, and to develop a minimal set of potential confounders, including the BSES and demographic variables, for comparing the apparent effect of other influences on the duration of breast-feeding. DESIGN: a prospective cohort study, with primary outcome the duration of breast feeding up to 6 months postpartum. PARTICIPANTS: 317 women who had given birth to their first baby (at term) in a large teaching maternity hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, during the period March to November, 2003. FINDINGS: the BSES at 1 week postpartum was a strong predictor of the duration of breast-feeding in these first-time mothers. Its ability to predict the duration of breast-feeding was largely independent of the other factors (intended duration of breast-feeding, mother's level of education, country of birth, housing situation, smoking status and method of delivery), which were also found to be significant predictors of breast-feeding duration. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: the BSES (including a new short form version) has been confirmed by our study as an important instrument for identifying women at risk of early cessation of breast-feeding. Together with other demographic variables, it should be useful for targeting limited resources to those most in need. SN - 0266-6138 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17126967/Breast_feeding_self_efficacy_and_other_determinants_of_the_duration_of_breast_feeding_in_a_cohort_of_first_time_mothers_in_Adelaide_Australia_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0266-6138(06)00059-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -