Are fathers underused advocates for breastfeeding?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232934
Title:
Are fathers underused advocates for breastfeeding?
Authors:
Kenosi, M; Hawkes, C P; Dempsey, E M; Ryan, C A
Citation:
Are fathers underused advocates for breastfeeding?, 104 (10):313-5 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232934
PubMed ID:
22256447
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Are%20Fathers%20Underused%20Advocates%20for%20Breastfeeding%3F
Abstract:
Fathers' knowledge base and attitudes influence breastfeeding practice. We aimed to evaluate if Irish fathers felt included in the breastfeeding education and decision process. 67 fathers completed questionnaires, which assessed their role in the decision to breastfeed, knowledge regarding the benefits of breastfeeding and attitude towards breastfeeding.Forty-two (62.7%) of their partners were breastfeeding. Antenatal classes were attended by 38 (56.7%); 59 (88.1%) discussed breastfeeding with their partners and 26 (38.8%) felt that the decision was made together. Twelve (48%) fathers of formula fed infants were unaware that breastfeeding was healthier for the baby. Most fathers (80.6%) felt that breastfeeding was the mother's decision and most (82.1%) felt that antenatal information was aimed at mothers only. Irish fathers remain relatively uninformed regarding the benefits of breastfeeding. This may contribute to their exclusion from the decision to breastfeed. Antenatal education should incorporate fathers more, and this may result in an improvement in our breastfeeding rates.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Breast Feeding; Decision Making; Education; Fathers; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Infant Care; Infant Formula; Infant, Newborn; Interpersonal Relations; Male; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKenosi, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, C Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, E Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, C Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10T14:09:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-10T14:09:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.citationAre fathers underused advocates for breastfeeding?, 104 (10):313-5 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22256447-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232934-
dc.description.abstractFathers' knowledge base and attitudes influence breastfeeding practice. We aimed to evaluate if Irish fathers felt included in the breastfeeding education and decision process. 67 fathers completed questionnaires, which assessed their role in the decision to breastfeed, knowledge regarding the benefits of breastfeeding and attitude towards breastfeeding.Forty-two (62.7%) of their partners were breastfeeding. Antenatal classes were attended by 38 (56.7%); 59 (88.1%) discussed breastfeeding with their partners and 26 (38.8%) felt that the decision was made together. Twelve (48%) fathers of formula fed infants were unaware that breastfeeding was healthier for the baby. Most fathers (80.6%) felt that breastfeeding was the mother's decision and most (82.1%) felt that antenatal information was aimed at mothers only. Irish fathers remain relatively uninformed regarding the benefits of breastfeeding. This may contribute to their exclusion from the decision to breastfeed. Antenatal education should incorporate fathers more, and this may result in an improvement in our breastfeeding rates.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Are%20Fathers%20Underused%20Advocates%20for%20Breastfeeding%3Fen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding-
dc.subject.meshDecision Making-
dc.subject.meshEducation-
dc.subject.meshFathers-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant Care-
dc.subject.meshInfant Formula-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relations-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Care-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleAre fathers underused advocates for breastfeeding?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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