Early Breastfeeding Cessation - is It Possible to Prevent?

This study has been completed.
Lundbeck Foundation
Sygekassernes Helsefond
Ringkjobing Amt
Ribe Amt
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University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Maternal Behaviour
Behavioral: community based trial
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
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

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Breastfeeding duration

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfaction with the breastfeeding period

Estimated Enrollment: 1456
Study Start Date: February 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2005
Detailed Description:

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.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Danish mother, single child, gestational age of not less than 37 full weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers with an ethic background other than Danish, preterm delivery,twin birth
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00145834

Institute of Publich Health, Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus
Aarhus, Denmark, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Lundbeck Foundation
Sygekassernes Helsefond
Ringkjobing Amt
Ribe Amt
Study Director: Ingegerd Harder, Ph.D. Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00145834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUN-2002-653 
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: September 1, 2005
Health Authority: Denmark: National Board of Health

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
psychosocial factors
postnatal intervention
health visitor

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