A retrospective, cross-sectional study of an in-home breastfeeding programme


Thompson, Robyn. (2014). A retrospective, cross-sectional study of an in-home breastfeeding programme [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a976ad93bab2
AuthorsThompson, Robyn
Qualification nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Background: Breastfeeding complications impact on the woman’s ability to initiate and sustain breastfeeding. A local government in-home breastfeeding programme was established to provide support for breastfeeding women after hospital discharge. A purpose built database to record maternal-infant data was piloted during 2001-2003 and data continued to be collected until 2007. This thesis reports on the analysis of the data collection 2003-2007, including demographic information, presenting complications, observational, diagnostic and photographic data. Research Questions: What were the main characteristics and experiences of the women with breastfeeding complications who presented for professional assistance through the Darebin In-Home Breastfeeding programme? What are the implications for breastfeeding women and midwifery practice, from the analysis and findings of this data? ...

PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a976ad93bab2
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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Publication dates01 Jan 2014
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