Latest research: Investigating the effectiveness of school-based breastfeeding education on breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and intentions of adolescent females.
Reyes C, Barakat-Haddad C, Barber W et al (2019). Midwifery (70): 64-70.
The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the impact of a school-based breastfeeding educational intervention on the breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and future infant feeding intentions of secondary school adolescent females.
Participants, who consisted of a sample of 77 adolescent female students from an Ontario secondary school, received one 70-minute breastfeeding educational session in health education class.
Outcomes measured included future breastfeeding intentions and participants’ perceptions of the educational session. Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and future intentions of participants to exclusively breastfeed increased significantly at post-test.
Findings suggest that adolescent females are receptive to learning about breastfeeding in school and a single school-based breastfeeding educational intervention can positively impact breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and future intentions of adolescent females. Further details can be found here.
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