The relationship between breastfeeding test weights and postpartum breastfeeding rates

Susan L Wilhelm, T. Kim Rodehorst-Weber, Mary Beth Flanders Stepans, Melody Hertzog

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Abstract

This secondary analysis was conducted to determine the relationship between test weights and days of breastfeeding. Test weights were performed with a scale (accurate to 2 grams) before and after feeding. Days of breastfeeding was measured by self-reporting. All test weights were interrelated and were associated with higher days of breastfeeding. Test weights at day 2 to 4 and at 2 weeks were not correlated significantly with either intention or self-efficacy at any time. However, 6-week test weights were correlated with intention at all 3 times, and self-efficacy at 6 weeks. Women with higher breastfeeding self-efficacy scores tended to report higher intention to breastfeed for 6 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

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Breast Feeding
Postpartum Period
Weights and Measures
Self Efficacy

Keywords

  • breastfeeding duration
  • breastfeeding promotion
  • breastfeeding support

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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The relationship between breastfeeding test weights and postpartum breastfeeding rates. / Wilhelm, Susan L; Rodehorst-Weber, T. Kim; Stepans, Mary Beth Flanders; Hertzog, Melody.

In: Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 26, No. 2, 01.05.2010, p. 168-174.

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Wilhelm, Susan L ; Rodehorst-Weber, T. Kim ; Stepans, Mary Beth Flanders ; Hertzog, Melody. / The relationship between breastfeeding test weights and postpartum breastfeeding rates. In: Journal of Human Lactation. 2010 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 168-174.
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