Development of breastfeeding education modules for prenatal education

Kean, Janie (2014) Development of breastfeeding education modules for prenatal education. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition for infants in order to support their healthy growth and development. Unfortunately, breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in Newfoundland and Labrador are among the lowest in Canada. In an effort to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration, public health nurses provide prenatal breastfeeding education to pregnant women and their partners. Prenatal breastfeeding education that is consistent, informative, and up-to-date allows pregnant women and their partners to make informed decisions about infant feeding. This education provides them with an opportunity to build breastfeeding self-efficacy, thus learning how to breastfeed and to cope with breastfeeding challenges. Bandura’s social cognitive theory was used to develop prenatal breastfeeding education modules for use by public health nurses in provision of prenatal education.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8331
Item ID: 8331
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-48). -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, prenatal care, prenatal education
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: October 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Prenatal education; Breastfeeding--Study and teaching; Maternity nursing; Prenatal care
Medical Subject Heading: Prenatal Education; Breast Feeding; Maternal-Child Nursing; Prenatal Care

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