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  1. Evaluation of the'Best Start'breast-feeding education program.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To compare the frequency of breast-feeding before and after the « Best Start » breast-feeding educational program was implemented.

    Design 

    Preintervention-postintervention trial.

    Setting 

    A women's health center and children's hospital serving a low-income population.

    Patients 

    Ninety mother-infant pairs of whom the infants were born between January 2 and February 28,1993, compared with 90 mother-infant pairs of whom the infants were born between January 2 and February 28,1994.

    Intervention 

    Best Start, a breast-feeding education program, was presented to health professionals and clerical staff of the Women's Health Center.

    At the first prenatal visit, a woman is asked, « What do you know about breast-feeding ? » instead of « Are you going to breast-feed or bottle-feed this baby ? » The program elicits and acknowledges the mother's concerns and then educates her about the benefits of breast-feeding.

    This is repeated at each prenatal visit.

    Outcome Measures 

    Sociodemographic data and breast-feeding rates of preintervention groups were compared with those of postintervention groups.

    Both hospital and outpatient records were reviewed.

    Results 

    In 1993,13 (15%) of 86 mothers breast-fed at hospital discharge compared with 25 (31%) of 81 in 1994 (P<. 03).

    At the 2-week clinic visit, 11 (13%) of 86 were still breast-feeding in 1993 compared with 17 (21%) of 81 in 1994 (P>. 20). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Lait maternel, Programme, Education, Etude comparative, Adulte, Homme, Nourrisson

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Breast milk, Program, Education, Comparative study, Adult, Human, Infant

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

    Cote : 96-0384492

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.