Facilitation and Barriers to Breastfeeding in the NICU
To date, there is a paucity of research focusing on maternal breastfeeding goals, how these goals may change after an unexpected event such as a preterm birth, and how mothers of ill and preterm infants define breastfeeding success. No studies were identified that focused exclusively on the breastfeeding goals of mothers of hospitalized preterm infants
The purpose of this study is to answer the following research questions: 1) What are the breastfeeding goals of mothers with preterm infants in the NICU? and 2) What are mothers' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to meeting their breastfeeding goals in the NICU?
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Study Start Date:||September 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00527956
|Principal Investigator:||Luisa Ciofani, RN, M.Sc.(A)||McGill Univsersity Health Centre|