Motivational Interviewing to Promote Sustained Breastfeeding
- Evaluate the cultural appropriateness of an intervention protocol related to: a) motivational interviewing technique; b) stool, urine, and breast milk sample collection; and c) infant breastfeeding test weight procedure.
- Compare Motivational Interviewing with an attention intervention (infant safety) on: a) breastfeeding self-efficacy, b) intended length of breastfeeding, and c) duration of breastfeeding.
- Examine urine samples of infants for the presence of the inflammatory cytokine (LTE4) and evaluate fecal and breast milk samples of infants for human milk oligosaccharide levels.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Motivational Interviewing to Promote Sustained Breastfeeding (Native American Women)|
- Days of any breastfeeding [ Time Frame: From delivery to 6 months after birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Increased Breastfeeding self-efficacy [ Time Frame: From birth to 6 months after delivery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Increased intention to breastfeed for 6 months [ Time Frame: From birth to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
1 intervention group 1 attention intervention group Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing Client-centered strategy that may decrease ambivalence in behavior performance
Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing
Client-centered strategy that may decrease ambivalence in behavior performance with attention intervention (infant safety) on: a) breastfeeding self-efficacy, b) intended length of breastfeeding, and c) duration of breastfeeding.
Other Name: Counseling
The incidence of asthma, the most common serious chronic inflammatory disease among children, is rising each year. Therefore nursing interventions aimed at promoting infant immunity and mitigating factors to which the infant may be exposed may reduce the complications of this chronic illness. Breastfeeding is an ideal initial prevention strategy that strengthens the infant's immune system. In addition, the identification of biomarkers that reflect infant immune response sets the stage for the evaluation of nursing interventions targeted to decrease the impact of this chronic inflammatory disease. Although more mothers currently initiate breastfeeding, they do not sustain breastfeeding for the recommended 6 to 12 months. In general, Native American mothers' breastfeed for a shorter period of time and mothers in rural setting have fewer resources to support breastfeeding.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00579605
|Principal Investigator:||Susan M Wilhelm, RNC, PhD||Assistant Dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing|