Comparing the effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on exclusive breastfeeding: an experimental study

Asieh Moudi, Mahin Tafazoli, Hasan Boskabadi, Saeed Ebrahimzadeh, Hamid Salehiniya
2016 Biomedical Research and Therapy  
Despite the proven risks associated with not breastfeeding, few mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for six months as recommended by the World Health Organization. This study was conducted to compare the effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on exclusive BMF among primiparous women. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on a sample of 93 primiparous women who were referred to health care centres, Mashhad, Iran, in 2010. Health care centres were selected by
more » ... e selected by multistage sampling method, and then randomly allocated into two intervention groups (peer support group and health care provider's education group) and one control group. Primigravidae aged 18-35 years old, with singleton pregnancy, with gestational age of 35-36 weeks, and intending to breastfeed their children were randomly selected out of health care centres. The peer support group participants received supports from their peers four times and education group's participants received 4 training sessions by health care providers. The control group received only routine cares. Exclusive BMF duration and rate assessed at 4 and 8 weeks postpartum and collected data were analysed using SPSS (ver.11.5) software. Biomed Res Ther 2016, 3(11): 910-927 ! 910
doi:10.15419/bmrat.v3i11.132 fatcat:cseboutc2fajnklta6wppgsqau