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, Arminta
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: O'Donnel, Barbara K.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Getty, Juliet M.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2004-05
  • Digitized: 2007-11-07


  • English


  • 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 Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: 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.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • 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