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dc.contributor.authorCantrill, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.editorPauline Gloveren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:06:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:06:03Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.issn14454386en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1448-8272(03)80013-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6270
dc.description.abstractLittle is known about how midwives learn aboutbreastfeeding. This study asked midwives to identify breastfeeding information resources used and perceived value for their learning. A mail questionnaire was sent to midwives (n=3500) through the Australian College of Midwives Inc. (ACMI). A response rate of 31.6% (n=1,105) was obtained. On-the-job experience was the most common source accessed and continuing education the most valuable. Very few respondents (3.1% n=34) acknowledged either their hospital or university midwifery education program as a valuable breastfeeding information source. There is scope for continuing education programs to address evidence-based lactation and infant feeding information. Midwifery curricula need to teach in-depth knowledge of human lactation and develop clinicians' skill base to assist breastfeeding women. The development of national standards for course accreditation on lactation and infant feeding by ACMI, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) would be a useful quality measure.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralian College of Midwivesen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanberraen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Midwiferyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321101en_US
dc.titleHow midwives learn about breastfeedingen_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.issued2015-05-12T02:01:54Z
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