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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2007 Jul-Aug;36(4):319-27.

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool: a guide for education and support of the breastfeeding dyad.

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College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA. tjs@uwm.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the development of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool to be used at the bedside by nurses to guide ongoing support and education for the mother-baby dyad.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional study.

SETTING:

Community hospital in a Midwestern city.

PARTICIPANTS:

Sixty-two English-speaking mother-infant dyads.

METHODS:

Three nurse raters (two per session) independently scored the eight characteristics on the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool during 81 breastfeeding sessions.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

Percent agreement between raters and suggested modifications for the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool.

RESULTS:

The results support the use of the tool as a checklist for assessment of the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad to guide education and support.

CONCLUSIONS:

The interrater agreement was high for individual items of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool. The Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool is useful as a checklist for assessing maternal and infant breastfeeding progress, though additional research is needed to support the validity of the tool.

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