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Assessing Breastfeeding Duration: A Hands-On Guide to Program Evaluation Jessica Abrams, BS*, Kim Newton, BS*, Sonali Lappin*, Anne Merewood, MA*, IBCLC *Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA BACKGROUND

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Assessing Breastfeeding Duration: A Hands-On Guide to Program EvaluationJessica Abrams, BS*, Kim Newton, BS*, Sonali Lappin*, Anne Merewood, MA*, IBCLC

*Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

BACKGROUND

STUDY METHODOLOGY: THE BMC EXAMPLE

SAMPLE RESEARCH QUESTIONS

  • 350 infants born at BMC were followed for primary care at BMC or 1 of 3 neighborhood health centers using the same electronic
  • medical record system
  • Breastfeeding defined as any amount of breast milk
  • Exclusion criteria: NICU admission, feeding status unknown,
  • infant death
  • We analyzed:
        • 1) Proportion of women breastfeeding over time, and 2) Factors associated with cessation at 6 months among women who initiated breastfeeding in the hospital (assessed by chi-square test).
  • What is the exclusive breastfeeding rate
  • among African-American mothers ages
  • 15-24?
  • Do foreign-born mothers begin
  • supplementation earlier than US-born
  • mothers?
  • Are women with access to lactation
  • consultants more likely to breastfeed
  • longer?
  • Is breastfeeding duration affected by
  • mothers who return to work?
  • Breastfeeding duration is assessed nationally
  • Breastfeeding duration is an important measure of breastfeeding
  • success
  • Many factors influence breastfeeding duration

OBJECTIVE

  • To provide practical pointers for lactation professionals wishing to
  • measure breastfeeding duration of their clients, programs, and
  • clinical settings

METHODS: CONSIDERATIONS

HOW DO OTHERS DO IT?

CONCLUSION

  • How many infants will you follow?
  • How will you choose a sample that represents your population
  • and offers meaningful results?
  • What variables will you look at?
  • How will you define breastfeeding duration?
  • Which point in time will you choose as an adequate measure?
  • Do the data already exist?
  • Should you collect it prospectively, or retrospectively from
  • another source?
  • Are you going to get a cross-section (“snapshot”) or follow the
  • same women over time?
  • Take into consideration: Mother’s race/ethnicity, birth place, SES,
  • education level, hospital of birth, WIC status, age, employment
  • status, health of mother, health and gestational age of baby
  • National data available can act as data sources, models, or
  • comparisons
  • Many factors need to be considered beyond simple duration of
  • breastfeeding
  • A comprehensive study design is essential in order to gather
  • meaningful data
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