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Research Review: What the Evidence Tells Us About Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes

by Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FILCA, FAAN
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

Despite the many benefits of breastfeeding to both mothers and infants, the majority of women are unable to reach the recommendations of the World Health Organization of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for two years or longer. It's important for health care professionals to stay up to date with the latest research to always ensure that the care they're providing is in line with current best evidence.

This presentation will present the results of a research review on the effectiveness of interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes. A database search including PubMed, Cochrane, and CINAH were conducted to identify systematic review and meta-analysis studies in English that focused on breastfeeding interventions that addressed breastfeeding outcomes in full-term healthy newborns from 2012 to 2022. Learn more about the which breastfeeding interventions are backed by strong evidence, quality issues in certain studies, and the implications for further research.

Learning Objectives:

1. List 3 barriers to breastfeeding
2. Describe 3 interventions that effectively improved breastfeeding outcomes
3. Explain the implication of the current review to clinical practice and future research.

Categories: IBCLC Using Research,
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
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