Mothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support groups.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581517
Title:
Mothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support groups.
Authors:
Nolan, Angela; Kennedy, Slyvia; O'Malley, Anne; Hughes, Ann; Barry, Anita; Goodwin, Vivienne; Cunningham, Anne Marie; Coyne, Helen; Nugent, Linda
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive, Dublin.
Citation:
Nolan, A., Kennedy, S., O’Malley, A., Kirwan, M., Hughes, A., Barry, A., Goodwin, V., Cunningham, A,M., Coyne, H., Nugent, L (2015) Mothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support groups. Journal of Primary Health Care.25(7)26-31
Publisher:
RCNI
Journal:
Primary Health Care
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581517
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Previous research report dissatisfaction of mothers with breastfeeding support in the community and a consistent approach to breastfeeding support groups is needed. This study allows the mother's voice to be heard through examining their experience of public health nurse (PHN) led breastfeeding support groups in North Dublin, Ireland. A survey with open and closed questions was administered to N=177 mothers. N=96 returned the survey from 9 different support groups. Emerging themes included; Weighing babies at the group, PHN as group facilitator and Expressions of self efficacy. Results show that mothers valued support from the PHN at the early stages of breastfeeding whereas mothers preferred peer support as breastfeeding progressed. Social support gained was rated highly. The timing of the group, atmosphere and availability of refreshments were important. A more formal structured approach to support groups and the introduction of practice guidelines in this area is required to ensure a high quality and consistent experience for mothers in the community.
Keywords:
NURSE; PUBLIC HEALTH; MOTHER; BREASTFEEDING
Local subject classification:
SUPPORT GROUPS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Slyviaen
dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Annen
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Anitaen
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Vivienneen
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Anne Marieen
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorNugent, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-02T09:04:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-02T09:04:18Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09en
dc.identifier.citationNolan, A., Kennedy, S., O’Malley, A., Kirwan, M., Hughes, A., Barry, A., Goodwin, V., Cunningham, A,M., Coyne, H., Nugent, L (2015) Mothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support groups. Journal of Primary Health Care.25(7)26-31en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/581517en
dc.descriptionPrevious research report dissatisfaction of mothers with breastfeeding support in the community and a consistent approach to breastfeeding support groups is needed. This study allows the mother's voice to be heard through examining their experience of public health nurse (PHN) led breastfeeding support groups in North Dublin, Ireland. A survey with open and closed questions was administered to N=177 mothers. N=96 returned the survey from 9 different support groups. Emerging themes included; Weighing babies at the group, PHN as group facilitator and Expressions of self efficacy. Results show that mothers valued support from the PHN at the early stages of breastfeeding whereas mothers preferred peer support as breastfeeding progressed. Social support gained was rated highly. The timing of the group, atmosphere and availability of refreshments were important. A more formal structured approach to support groups and the introduction of practice guidelines in this area is required to ensure a high quality and consistent experience for mothers in the community.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRCNIen
dc.subjectNURSEen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.subjectMOTHERen
dc.subjectBREASTFEEDINGen
dc.subject.otherSUPPORT GROUPSen
dc.titleMothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support groups.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive, Dublin.en
dc.identifier.journalPrimary Health Careen
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