Early Breastfeeding Cessation - is It Possible to Prevent?
The purpose of this study is to investigate if a postnatal public health breastfeeding intervention relying on the importance of the psychosocial factors can prolong the period with exclusive breastfeeding duration among mothers who want to breastfeed.
Behavioral: community based trial
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomised Community Based Experimental Trial in the Health Visitor's Practice Field|
- Breastfeeding duration
- Satisfaction with the breastfeeding period
|Study Start Date:||February 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2005|
Breastfeeding is a complex learned behaviour and not a capability which comes naturally with motherhood. Different types of professional recommendations have been used to support the new mother in this process.
Randomised studies have shown that postnatal support can influence the breastfeeding duration positively. Various studies has offered different kinds of interventions with home visits and/or telephone calls as the generally used approach, but the proper follow-up on the breastfeeding support in the postnatal period after the mother leaves the hospital is not yet clear.
|Institute of Publich Health, Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus|
|Aarhus, Denmark, DK-8000 Aarhus C|
|Study Director:||Ingegerd Harder, Ph.D.||Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus|