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  1. Breast-feeding education of obstetrics-gynecology residents and practitioners.

    Article - En anglais


    Our purpose was to assess breast-feeding education, knowledge, attitudes, and practices among resident and practicing obstetrician-gynecologists.


    A mailed survey was administered to a national sample of resident and practicing obstetrician-gynecologists.


    Response rates were 64% for residents and 69% for practitioners.

    Residency training included limited opportunity for direct patient interaction regarding breast-feeding ; 60% of practitioners recommended that training devote more time to breast-feeding counseling skills.

    Only 38% of residents reported that obstetric faculty presented breast-feeding topics ; more common sources were nursing staff and other residents.

    Practitioners rated themselves as more effective in meeting the needs of breast-feeding patients than were residents ; prior personal breast-feeding experience was a significant influence on perceived effectiveness.

    Almost all respondents agreed that obstetrician-gynecologists have a role in breast-feeding promotion, but significant deficits in knowledge of breast-feeding benefits and clinical management were found.


    Residency training and continuing education programs should create opportunities to practice breast-feeding promotion skills and emphasize management of common lactation problems.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Adulte, Femelle, Mère, Formation professionnelle, Médecin, Allaitement, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Adult, Female, Mother, Occupational training, Physician, Breast feeding, United States, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0041926

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.