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dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorCantrill, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Creedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter Aggett and Victoria Hall Moranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:05:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-03-08T06:29:04Z
dc.identifier.issn17408709en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1740-8709.2008.00173.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29104
dc.description.abstractusually support mothers and newborns with the first breastfeed. The aim of this paper is to explore midwives reported practice, assisting mothers initiate breastfeeding in the birthing room.A self-report questionnaire that included open-ended questions was mailed to a national sample of Australian midwives.Open-ended responses to questions related to a birthing room practice scenario were analysed using content analysis to facilitate thematic description. Midwives reported that at the immediate time of birth, they offered support and choice to mothers. The midwives also identified that their practice was often impacted on by workplace structures and these were often barriers to their role at this time. Some midwives indicated that they would use 'hands-off' approach at birth, although others indicated ways in which they would intervene including some who reported a 'hands-on' approach to assist mothers with the first breastfeed as soon as possible after birth. Lactation education support for midwives is required to change workplace culture and improve practice. More research is needed to establish best practice to support mothers with the first breastfeed. It could be that some level of 'hands-on' help provided skillfully may be effective. More research is needed to investigate the effect of 'hands-on' help described by skillful experienced midwives, and association with sustained problem free breastfeeding.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxforden_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom334en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto346en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMaternal & Child Nutritionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMidwiferyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111006en_US
dc.titleMidwives' reported practice supporting the first breastfeeden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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