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Early Breastfeeding Cessation - is It Possible to Prevent?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00145834
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breastfeeding Practice Maternal Behaviour Self-Efficacy Behavioral: community based trial Phase 1

Detailed Description:

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.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1456 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Community Based Experimental Trial in the Health Visitor's Practice Field
Study Start Date : February 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breastfeeding
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Breastfeeding duration

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction with the breastfeeding period

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

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
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00145834

Institute of Publich Health, Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus
Aarhus, Denmark, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Lundbeck Foundation
Sygekassernes Helsefond
Ringkjobing Amt
Ribe Amt
Study Director: Ingegerd Harder, Ph.D. Department of Nursing Science, University of Aarhus
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00145834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUN-2002-653
First Posted: September 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
psychosocial factors
postnatal intervention
health visitor