Early Breastfeeding Cessation - is It Possible to Prevent?

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2005
Lundbeck Foundation
Sygekassernes Helsefond
Ringkjobing Amt
Ribe Amt
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University of Aarhus

September 1, 2005
September 5, 2005
September 5, 2005
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Breastfeeding duration
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Satisfaction with the breastfeeding period
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Early Breastfeeding Cessation - is It Possible to Prevent?
A Randomised Community Based Experimental Trial in the Health Visitor's Practice Field
The purpose of this study is to investigate if a postnatal public health breastfeeding intervention relying on the importance of the psychosocial factors can prolong the period with exclusive breastfeeding duration among mothers who want to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding is a complex learned behaviour and not a capability which comes naturally with motherhood. Different types of professional recommendations have been used to support the new mother in this process.

Randomised studies have shown that postnatal support can influence the breastfeeding duration positively. Various studies has offered different kinds of interventions with home visits and/or telephone calls as the generally used approach, but the proper follow-up on the breastfeeding support in the postnatal period after the mother leaves the hospital is not yet clear.

Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Breastfeeding
  • Practice
  • Maternal Behaviour
  • Self-Efficacy
Behavioral: community based trial
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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April 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Danish mother, single child, gestational age of not less than 37 full weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers with an ethic background other than Danish, preterm delivery,twin birth
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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University of Aarhus
  • Lundbeck Foundation
  • Sygekassernes Helsefond
  • Ringkjobing Amt
  • Ribe Amt
Study Director: Ingegerd Harder, Ph.D. Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus
University of Aarhus
September 2005

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