The Effect of Breastfeeding Education on Breastfeeding Initiation Rates Among Teenage Mothers Metadata
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- Main Title The Effect of Breastfeeding Education on Breastfeeding Initiation Rates Among Teenage Mothers
Author: Brown, Amber L.Creator Type: Personal
Chair: Jacobson, ArmintaContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Committee Member: O'Donnel, Barbara K.Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Minor Professor
Committee Member: Getty, Juliet M.Contributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2004-05
- Digitized: 2007-11-07
- Content Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a breastfeeding education program on breastfeeding initiation rates, breastfeeding knowledge, and attitude towards breastfeeding among teenage mothers at an urban school for pregnant and parenting teens. Breastfeeding initiation rose from 35.7% in the control group to 85.2% in the treatment group. The mean score on the Breastfeeding Knowledge Subscale was significantly higher for the treatment group but not the control group. There was not a significant increase in mean scores on the Breastfeeding Attitude Subscale. Participants who initiated breastfeeding scored also had a significant increase in scores from pretest to posttest on the Breastfeeding Knowledge Subscale, while participants who did not initiate breastfeeding did not.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Breastfeeding.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Teenage mothers.
- Keyword: breastfeeding
- Keyword: adolescent
- Keyword: pregnancy
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: unt_strict
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Brown, Amber L.
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 55650387
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5550
- Degree Name: Master of Science
- Degree Level: Master's
- Degree Discipline: Development and Family Studies
- Academic Department: Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas