Antenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and breastfeeding outcomes among mothers participating in a feasibility breastfeeding-support intervention.

Published on May 1, 2019in Irish Journal of Medical Science1.1
· DOI :10.1007/S11845-018-1884-0
Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UCD: University College Dublin),
Goiuri Alberdi8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UCD: University College Dublin)
+ 10 AuthorsFionnuala M. McAuliffe57
Estimated H-index: 57
(UCD: University College Dublin)
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Background Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are among the lowest worldwide. A feasibility study of a breastfeeding-support intervention explored maternal characteristics associated with antenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and with infant-feeding mode at 6 weeks postpartum among women giving birth in Ireland.
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