Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jyai
dc.contributor.authorParratt, Jenny A
dc.contributor.authorRolfe, Margaret I
dc.contributor.authorHastie, Carolyn R
dc.contributor.authorSaxton, Anne
dc.contributor.authorFahy, Kathleen M
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-29T22:20:42Z
dc.date.available2019-09-29T22:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2019.102535
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387750
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the incidence of immediate, uninterrupted SSC and breastfeeding after birth; and which factors are associated with it. Design: Cross-sectional e-survey was developed and piloted prior to distribution. Sampling was purposive and included snowball sampling. Associations between maternity care practices and the primary outcome measure were examined using logistic regression. Setting: Australia. Participants: Women who birthed a term baby within the previous three years, in any Australian setting (hospital, birth centre or at home), were eligible to participate. Measurements and findings: 1200 postpartum women met the eligibility criteria and completed the e-survey. The primary outcome, ‘pronurturance’, included: (1) immediate mother/baby holding; (2) SSC; (3) uninterrupted holding for at least 60 min; 4) breastfeeding in the birth setting. Of 1200 participants, 22% (n = 258) experienced pronurturance. Pronurturance was less likely following caesarean section (adjusted Odds Ratio (aOR) 0.07, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 0.03–0.17). Pronurturance was more likely with a known midwife during labour and birth (aOR 1.89, 95% CI 1.35–2.65). Contributing to the low rate of pronurturance were lack of antenatal skin-to-skin information; babies being wrapped; women wearing clothing; and non-urgent caregiver interruptions including weighing the baby or facilitating the mother to shower. Key conclusion: Health services must strategically address the institutional processes which delay and/or interrupt SSC and breastfeeding in birth suite and operating theatre settings. Implications for practice: Midwives and midwifery students providing continuity of carer are best placed to provide pronurturance to mothers and babies. Caregivers should educate women about pronurturance antenatally, and actively support immediate, uninterrupted mother/baby SSC and breastfeeding after birth.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom102535
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMidwifery
dc.relation.ispartofvolume79
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.subject.keywordsBF
dc.subject.keywordsHealth services
dc.subject.keywordsMidwifery
dc.subject.keywordsNewborn
dc.subject.keywordsSSC
dc.titleImmediate, uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding after birth: A cross-sectional electronic survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAllen, J; Parratt, JA; Rolfe, MI; Hastie, CR; Saxton, A; Fahy, KM, Immediate, uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding after birth: A cross-sectional electronic survey., Midwifery, 2019, 79, pp. 102535-
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-04
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-25T20:30:43Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorAllen, Jyai D.
gro.griffith.authorHastie, Carolyn R.


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record