A Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare Antenatal Preparation and Postnatal Counseling

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National University Hospital, Singapore
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00270920
First received: December 28, 2005
Last updated: July 10, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
  Purpose

This is a randomised controlled trial to compare antenatal preparation and postnatal counseling strategies for improving breastfeeding rates.

The objectives are:

  1. to study the effect of a standard two-encounter postnatal lactation counseling protocol on the initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeediing in mothers
  2. to compare the effect of a standard two-encounter postnatal lactation counseling protocol with a single-encounter antenatal breastfeeding education protocol on the initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding in mothers.

Condition Intervention
Breastfeeding
Behavioral: Lactation counseling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare Antenatal Preparation and Postnatal Counseling Strategies for Improving Breastfeeding Rates

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Further study details as provided by National University Hospital, Singapore:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Study the effect of a standard two-encounter postnatal lactation counseling protocol on the initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding in mothers

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare the effect of a standard two-encounter postnatal lactation counseling protocol with a single-encounter antenatal breastfeeding education protocol on the initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding in mothers.

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: February 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2006
Detailed Description:

All pregnant mothers who wish to breastfeed after 34 weeks of gestation, and who do not have a high risk pregnancy as determined by investigator or have a multiple pregnancy in current pregnancy and have given their written informed consent will be randomised into three groups. Group 1 will receive standard hospital care. Group 2 will receive 1 session of antenatal counseling and Group 3 will receive 2 sessions of postanatal lactation counseling. All will receive postnatal follow up phone calls using questions from Case Report Forms at 2 weeks, 8 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. The mothers who are not contactable for 3 consecutive months will be withdrawn from the study.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Pregnant woman who wants to breastfeed her child after 34 weeks of gestation and written informed consent given

Exclusion Criteria:

Pregnant women with high risk pregnancy as determined by the investigator.

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  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00270920

Locations
Singapore
National University Hospital
Singapore, Singapore, 119074
Sponsors and Collaborators
National University Hospital, Singapore
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mary Rauff, MBBS, FRCOG National University of Singapore /National University Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00270920     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NUS IRB 03003, NHG RPR 03002
Study First Received: December 28, 2005
Last Updated: July 10, 2008
Health Authority: Singapore: Domain Specific Review Boards

Keywords provided by National University Hospital, Singapore:
Initiation, Maintenance, Breastfeeding

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