All content tagged with the term "breastfeeding-peer-counselors-support".
November 1, 2007 -
The author examined the role, training, and effectiveness of breastfeeding peer counselors and discussed ways that mothers and peer counselors might benefit from the connection and relationship that develops between the breastfeeding mother and her peer counselor.
January 1, 2007 -
The purpose of this study was to identify the program’s strengths, operational procedures, and improvement areas from participants’ and peer counselors’ perspectives. Findings revealed that peer counselors and participants were satisfied with the quality of services for both emotional and practical assistance, as well as with the breast pumps.
September 1, 2005 -
The study assessed the efficacy of peer counseling to promote exclusive breastfeeding among low-income inner-city women in Hartford, Connecticut. The results indicated that well-structured intensive breastfeeding support provided by hospital and community-based peer counselors was effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates among low-income inner-city women.
April 1, 2005 -
This study explored the context of black women’s infant-feeding decisions in an urban WIC clinic. The study revealed that the availability of free formula facilitated bottle-feeding choices. However, incorporating personalized breastfeeding promotion and building a trusting relationship with WIC providers encouraged breastfeeding decisions for almost half of the key informants.
November 1, 2004 -
This study further investigated research documenting the father’s attitude as an important influence on a mother’s decision to breastfeed. Results showed that breastfeeding initiation rates increased at clinics employing peer dads. Father-to-father breastfeeding education was successful in educating and empowering fathers, enabling them to support their breastfeeding family members.
September 1, 2004 -
To evaluate the effectiveness of an existing breastfeeding peer counseling program within the US, researchers conducted a randomized control trial, with peer counseling as an intervention. The proportion of mothers who initiated breastfeeding was significantly higher in the intervention group. These findings demonstrated that, in the US, peer counselors could significantly improve breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.
August 1, 2004 -
This study estimated the effect of WIC participation from 1999 to 2000 on breastfeeding initiation and duration, as well as on well-child care. The results showed that WIC participation was associated with increased likelihood of initiating breastfeeding and having at least four well-child visits since birth. Both behaviors benefit infants beyond the newborn period.
June 1, 2004 -
Mississippi was selected as a pilot state in the national breastfeeding promotion campaign titled “Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work.” To reinforce the national project, the Mississippi WIC Breastfeeding Promotion Project Team developed a comprehensive program that included patient and family education, staff training, public awareness activities, health professional outreach, and partnership with the community. WIC staff cited staff training, community outreach, and peer counseling as the most beneficial activities.
January 1, 2004 -
This study assessed the impact of an educational breastfeeding intervention on the knowledge, attitudes, and perceived ability to access breastfeeding resources among Spanish-speaking Latino families making breastfeeding decisions. The results suggested that teaching a lactation class in Spanish to Latino women significantly increased their willingness to breastfeed. It also empowered them by increasing their belief that they could breastfeed, even if they worked or attended school; that they would not have a problem with insufficient milk; and that they would not need to limit their diet to breastfeed.
November 1, 2003 -
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the “Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work” campaign on health care providers in Mississippi. This study showed that this national breastfeeding promotion had a positive impact on nurses’ breastfeeding awareness and practices.