A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antenatal Intervention to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding (ABFS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie Tarrant, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01648114
First received: July 18, 2012
Last updated: July 15, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

July 18, 2012
July 15, 2014
August 2012
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate [ Time Frame: 6 weeks postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Exclusive breastfeeding rate at 6 weeks postpartum
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01648114 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Median Duration of Breastfeeding [ Time Frame: 6 months postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding and the median duration of any breastfeeding
  • Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate at 3 Months and 6 Months Postpartum [ Time Frame: 6 Months Postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding at 3 Months and 6 Months Postpartum
Same as current
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antenatal Intervention to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding
A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antenatal Intervention to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding

The investigators will conduct an educational intervention for pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed to promote exclusive breastfeeding and to increase the duration of breastfeeding.

The intervention will include a 20 to 30-minute one-to-one educational talk by a lactation expert explaining the facts of breastfeeding and answering participant questions. The educational intervention will focus on: (1) the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, (2) milk supply/demand and feeding on demand, (3) frequency of feedings, feeding cues, how to know an infant is getting enough milk, (4) avoiding artificial nipples until the infant is nursing well, (5) the importance of a good latch, (5) where to seek breastfeeding help and support, and (7) returning to work and continuing breastfeeding.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
Other: Antenatal Breastfeeding Intervention
The intervention will include a 20 to 30-minute one-to-one educational talk by a lactation expert explaining the facts of breastfeeding and answering participant questions. The educational intervention will focus on: (1) the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, (2) milk supply/demand and feeding on demand, (3) frequency of feedings, feeding cues, how to know an infant is getting enough milk, (4) avoiding artificial nipples until the infant is nursing well, (5) the importance of a good latch, (5) where to seek breastfeeding help and support, and (7) returning to work and continuing breastfeeding
  • No Intervention: Control
    Usual outpatient antenatal care consists of routine checking of the maternal and foetal health by either clinic midwives or obstetricians along with health education to promote a healthy pregnancy.
  • Experimental: Antenatal Breastfeeding Intervention
    Antenatal intervention group will receive usual care plus a 20 to 30-minute one-to-one educational intervention about breastfeeding.
    Intervention: Other: Antenatal Breastfeeding Intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
472
February 2014
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. singleton pregnancy,
  2. primaparous
  3. 18 years of age or older,
  4. at least 36 weeks of gestation,
  5. Cantonese speaking,
  6. Hong Kong resident,
  7. no serious medical or obstetrical complications,
  8. staying in Hong Kong for at least 6 months after delivery, and
  9. intention to breastfeed.

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants will be excluded from the study if they are not entitled to health benefits in Hong Kong (NEP).

Female
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Hong Kong
 
NCT01648114
ABFS-1
No
Marie Tarrant, The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
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Principal Investigator: Marie Tarrant, PhD, MPH, RN The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
July 2014

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