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dc.contributor.authorCantrill, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.editorAnn M. Thomsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:03:45Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:03:45Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:14:34Z
dc.identifier.issn02666138en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0266-6138(03)00046-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6256
dc.description.abstractObjective: to investigate midwives' breast-feeding knowledge, assess associations between knowledge and role, and report on the validity and reliability of the Breast-feeding Knowledge Questionnaire for the Australian context. Design: postal questionnaire. Setting: national Australia. Participants: midwives (n=3500) who are members of the Australian College of Midwives Inc (ACMI). Findings: a response rate of 31% (n=1105) was obtained. Respondents were knowledgeable of the benefits of breast feeding and common management issues. Key areas requiring attention included management of low milk supply, immunological value of human milk, and management of a breast abscess during breast feeding. Participants over the age of 30, possessing IBCLC qualifications; having personal breast-feeding experience of more than three months; and more clinical experience achieved higher knowledge scores. Role perceptions were positive with 90% of midwives reporting being confident and effective in meeting the needs of breast-feeding women in the early postnatal period. Midwives' role perception contributed 39% of the variance in general breast-feeding knowledge scores and was a significant predictor of participants' breast-feeding knowledge. Key conclusions and implications for practice: the level of basic breast-feeding knowledge of Australian midwives was adequate but there are deficits in key areas. Knowledge variations by midwives may contribute to conflicting advice experienced by breast-feeding women. Further research is needed to investigate in-depth breast-feeding knowledge, breast-feeding promotion practices, and associations between knowledge and practice.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom310en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto317en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMidwiferyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321101en_US
dc.titleAn Australian study of midwives' breast-feeding knowledgeen_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.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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