The Toowoomba Infant Feeding Support Service Project: Report on Phase 1 - A Longitudinal Needs Analysis of Breastfeeding Behaviours and Supports in the Toowoomba Region

Hegney, Desley, Fallon, Tony, O'Brien, Maxine, Plank, Ashley, Doolan, Jackie, Brodribb, Wendy, Hennessy, Jane, Laurent, Kathy and Baker, Sandra The Toowoomba Infant Feeding Support Service Project: Report on Phase 1 - A Longitudinal Needs Analysis of Breastfeeding Behaviours and Supports in the Toowoomba Region. Toowoomba, QLD, Australia: Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, 2003.


Author Hegney, Desley
Fallon, Tony
O'Brien, Maxine
Plank, Ashley
Doolan, Jackie
Brodribb, Wendy
Hennessy, Jane
Laurent, Kathy
Baker, Sandra
Title The Toowoomba Infant Feeding Support Service Project: Report on Phase 1 - A Longitudinal Needs Analysis of Breastfeeding Behaviours and Supports in the Toowoomba Region
Place of Publication Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
Publisher Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health
Publication year 2003
Sub-type Other
ISBN 9780909756765
0909756767
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 123
Total number of pages 123
Collection year 2003
Subjects 111704 Community Child Health
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This study represents a needs analysis of breastfeeing issues in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. It involved a longitudinal study of regional, rural and remotely located mothers giving birth in the public and private hopsitals in Toowoomba. In line with gaps in knowledge identified in the literature, the aims of the project were to: * ascertain the breastfeeding initiation rates and breastfeeding duration for mothers in the sample, * determine if these rates were affected by rurality or hospital type * identify variables statistically related to predication of initiation of breastfeeding and breastfeeding duration * determine the adequacy of information provided to mothers by hospital staff about breastfeeding and postnatal supports and * identify the availability, utilisation, and perceived helpfullness of postnatal breastfeeding services and supports in the region.
Keyword Breastfeeding
Maternal health services
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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