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Enhanced Breastfeeding Support Project Presented by Sarah Mckie Breastfeeding Specialist MW/IBCLC [email protected] Background. LAA Target DOH Target Increase breastfeeding initiation, Primary visit and 4-6 weeks. Increase support women receive whilst breastfeeding.

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Background

Enhanced Breastfeeding Support ProjectPresented by Sarah MckieBreastfeeding Specialist [email protected]


Background

Background

  • LAA Target

  • DOH Target

  • Increase breastfeeding initiation, Primary visit and 4-6 weeks.

  • Increase support women receive whilst breastfeeding.

  • Develop peer support network


Where were we

Where were we?

  • 2005/06 – 66.2% initiation

  • Goal - 74% initiation of breastfeeding

  • 2005/06 – Primary Visit 47.3%

  • Goal - Primary Visit 59%

  • 2005/06 – 4-6 Week Visit 39.1%

  • Goal - 4-6 Week Visit 48%


Stockport breastfeeding support 2007 08

STOCKPORT BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT 2007-08

  • Training – mandatory for all staff in FT & PCT

  • All women who deliver in Stockport are given the ‘blue card’ on discharge by MW or HV.

  • www.breastfeedingstockport.org.uk

  • Personal invite by MW or HV – preferably A/N.

  • Goodie bag scheme

  • Posters

  • Auditing attendance for each group

  • Self Health section in all libraries in Stockport –books

  • Breast pump hire and sales scheme


Training to date

Training – to date

  • Training conducted by breastfeeding specialist midwife.

  • Training: workshop 7.5 hours, workbook 5 hours, reflective practice 5 hours (UNICEF state staff need up to 18 hours training per year).

  • Workbook developed and printed

  • 2007: 164 Attended training

  • 2008: 238 Attended training

  • 2009: to date 139 attended training

  • Obstetric and Paediatric Doctors SHO/REG attend update, every 6 months.

  • GP training x 1 surgery has received 1 hour update.


Enhanced breastfeeding support

Enhanced Breastfeeding Support

  • Big drop off from when the Midwives transfer the care to the Health Visiting Team.

  • To address this we secured funding from SMBC to:

    • Telephone

    • Breastfeeding helpline

    • Paid Peer Supporter 15 hours PW

    • Lactation Consultant 7.5 hours PW

    • Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop

    • Postnatal Support Group (hospital based)

    • Peer Supporter Training


Enhanced breastfeeding support1

Enhanced Breastfeeding Support


Telephone support breastfeeding helpline

Telephone Support/Breastfeeding Helpline

5567

0161 419 4430

116

Week

23

Day


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Enhanced Breastfeeding Support


Peer support groups training

Peer Support – Groups/Training

  • Unify the existing groups.

  • Peer support networking day – support, recruit and retain current peer supporters.

  • Develop, support and co-ordinate existing groups

  • Co-ordinate the development of new groups

  • Funding for the BFN breastfeeding helper training

  • BFN breastfeeding helpers – support them to work in the local community and volunteer work in the hospital.


What is peer support

What is Peer Support?

It is not a new concept!

The goal of peer support is to encourage and support pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding.

The peer supporter is a true peer of the breastfeeding mother and not a healthcare professional.


How do peer supporters help

How do Peer Supporters Help?

  • Improve local breastfeeding rates

  • Raises the awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding in the local community

  • Aims to improve the social acceptability of breastfeeding within the local community

  • Provides an informal network of support for local mothers both before and after the baby is born

  • Improves access to easy to understand and evidence based breastfeeding information

  • Embraces a partnership approach between the lay breastfeeding supporters, local primary healthcare professionals, and other local organisations that promote breastfeeding.


Training programmes

Training Programmes

  • La Leche League

  • The National Childbirth Trust

  • The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

  • The Breastfeeding Network

  • The Thurrock Peer Supporter Programme.


Bfn breastfeeding helper training

BFN Breastfeeding Helper Training

  • 15 week course ran by BFN facilitator (plus monthly supervision sessions for 6 months).

  • Course content typically includes; principles of breastfeeding and ways of supporting mothers, debriefing on personal experiences, self awareness, listening skills, role boundaries and responsibilities, record keeping, child protection issues, confidentiality, working safely in others’ homes and support mechanisms.

  • Within all the programmes there is a general recognition that peer supporters are there to listen to women, to validate their experiences, to facilitate and empower.

  • Supporters tend to experience personal growth and a feeling of empowerment as a result of the training programme.


Breastfeeding support group attendance april 08 to date

Breastfeeding Support Group Attendance April 08 – To Date


Hospital breastfeeding support group clinic

Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group/Clinic


Has it made a difference

Has it made a difference?

  • Primary Visit has increased from 47.3% to 55.6% (8.3% increase)

  • At 4 weeks 39.1% to 47.1% (8% increase)


Since the enhanced support project

Since the Enhanced Support Project…

  • End of May 2008 Primary Visit 51.9%

  • End of Feb 2009 58.5%

  • End of May 2008 4 weeks 44.4%

  • End of Feb 2009 50.3%

  • End of Aug 2008 37.4% at 6 weeks,

  • End of Feb 2009 56% at 6 weeks (DOH).

  • Breastfeeding at 6 weeks has increased by 18.6%


Inequalities gap breastfeeding

Inequalities Gap - Breastfeeding

  • In the more deprived areas the gap has reduced from a gap of 24.1% to 15.4% at primary visit.

  • That is from 34.4% 2005/06 to 46.6% 2008/09.

  • In the more deprived areas the gap has reduced from a gap of 23.2% to 16.3% at 4 weeks.

  • (26.7% bf 2005/06, year 2008/09 37.5%)


What now

What now?

  • Did not achieve full LAA reward target.

  • Lactation Consultant – funding ends September 2009

  • Paid Peer Supporter – funding ends March 2010

  • 2nd phase of BFN Breastfeeding Helper has started

  • Monitoring the amount of contact with women out of midwifery care (over 28 days old), Paediatric and GP contacts

  • Developing more PS groups (Cheadle Hulme July 09)

  • 1st phase BFN Breastfeeding Helpers – support groups, existing and new, and voluntary in hospital

  • Frenulotomy Service 2010

  • Children’s Centre Staff to be appropriately trained.

  • Developed a breastfeeding problem checklist/treatment to be given to all GP’s, HV and MW teams


Evaluation of project

Evaluation of Project

  • Questionnaire

  • 8 month baby check - please signpost all mothers who have breastfed (regardless of duration or exclusivity) to complete questionnaire

  • And put in labelled envelope ( to go in the internal mail)


Thank you for your help and continued support

THANK YOU

FOR YOUR HELP

AND

CONTINUED SUPPORT


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