National WIC Association

Prenatal breastfeeding intervention program to increase breastfeeding duration among low-income women

Hatamleh, et al. Prenatal breastfeeding intervention program to increase breastfeeding duration among low-income women. Health. Mar 2012;4(3):143-149.

This research aimed to test the effect of the intervention program (Dennis’s Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Theory) on duration of breastfeeding. The women who were assigned to a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention showed significantly greater increases in breastfeeding duration and self-efficacy than did the women in the control group. The results of this study suggested that the 1-hour breastfeeding intervention program during the prenatal period might increase the duration of breastfeeding in low-income women who intend to breastfeed.