The Toowoomba infant feeding support service project: Report on phase 1 - a longitudinal needs analysis of breastfeeding behaviours and supports in the Toowoomba region

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Fallon, Anthony Bruce, O'Brien, Maxine, Plank, Ashley, Doolan, Jackie, Brodribb, Wendy, Hennessy, Jane, Laurent, Kathy and Baker, Sandra F.. 2003. The Toowoomba infant feeding support service project: Report on phase 1 - a longitudinal needs analysis of breastfeeding behaviours and supports in the Toowoomba region. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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The Toowoomba infant feeding support service project: Report on phase 1 - a longitudinal needs analysis of breastfeeding behaviours and supports in the Toowoomba region

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsFallon, Anthony Bruce (Author), O'Brien, Maxine (Author), Plank, Ashley (Author), Doolan, Jackie (Author), Brodribb, Wendy (Author), Hennessy, Jane (Author), Laurent, Kathy (Author) and Baker, Sandra F. (Author)
Year2003
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Abstract

This study represents a needs analysis of breastfeeding issues in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. It involved a longitudinal study of regional, rural and remotely located mothers giving birth in the public and private hopsitals in Toowoomba. In line with gaps in knowledge identified in the literature, the aims of the project were to:
ascertain the breastfeeding initiation rates and breastfeeding duration for mothers in the sample;
determine if these rates were affected by rurality or hospital type; identify variables statistically related to predication of initiation of breastfeeding and breastfeeding duration; determine the adequacy of information provided to mothers by hospital staff about breastfeeding and postnatal supports; and identify the availability, utilisation, and perceived helpfulness of postnatal breastfeeding services and supports in the region.

Keywordsbreastfeeding, infant feeding, breastfeeding behaviours
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420499. Midwifery not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCentre for Rural and Remote Area Health
Department of Mathematics and Computing
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Department of Health, Queensland
Office of Research
University of Southern Queensland
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