School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
breastfeeding, duration of breastfeeding, prenatal breastfeeding education, educational strategies, single methods of education, multiple methods of education, education with continued support
Carter, Kayla Caryl, "Prenatal Educational Strategies to Increase the Duration of Breastfeeding: An Integrative Review" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4568.
Although breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for infants, many women in the United States of America do not breastfeed their infants. Infants should be breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Not only does this benefit the baby, but the mother as well. While prenatal education has been linked with improvements in breastfeeding rates, little research has been completed on which educational strategies are most effective. The purpose of this integrative review is to determine effective prenatal educational strategies for increasing the duration of breastfeeding. The strategies reviewed were single methods, multiple methods, and education with continued support. While both multiple methods of education and education with continued support are effective strategies for increasing the duration of breastfeeding, a combination of these two strategies produces the greatest results.
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