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Author Campos, Cássia Olívia Machado ♦ Oliveira, Maria Do Carmo Fontes De ♦ Cotta, Rosângela Minardi Mitre ♦ Silva, Aline Elizabeth Da ♦ Ribeiro, Andréia Queiróz ♦ Araújo, Raquel Maria Amaral
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Publisher Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco
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Date Created 2017-02-11
Language English ♦ Portuguese
Subject Domain (in LCC) RG1-991
Subject Keyword Comportamento materno ♦ Estudos de intervenção ♦ Aleitamento materno ♦ Gynecology and obstetrics ♦ Medicine
Abstract Abstract Objectives: to analyze maternal conceptions about the conditions of stimulating and discouraging breastfeeding before and after the educational intervention. Methods: An intervention study type pretest/posttest was conducted for 113 women attended at a public health service. An adapted cross-cultural questionnaire was applied to identify the conceptions of pregnant women about the conditions of stimulating and discouraging breastfeeding. The effect of the intervention was verified by assessing the Decisional Balance scores before and after the intervention. Results: there was a reduction in the overall score of the discouraging conditions and an increase of the overall score of the stimulating conditions (p<0.001). In evaluating each discouraging condition, a significant reduction in the affirmative scores was observed as "breastfeeding makes the breasts saggy" (p=0.003), "I think my breasts are too small to have enough breast milk for my baby" (p=0.001). Regarding to the stimulating conditions, it showed a significant increase in the affirmative score for "breastfeeding is good for me" (p=0.006), "breastfeeding can help me lose weight" (p=0.013), "breastfeeding is easy" (p=0.004). Conclusions: the intervention resulted in changing maternal conceptions of breastfeeding and can be an interesting strategy on promoting breastfeeding in health services.
ISSN 15193829
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
e-ISSN 15193829
Journal Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 399
Ending Page 406


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