Date of Submission

1-2014

Abstract

Background: Breastfeeding complications impact on the woman’s ability to initiate and sustain breastfeeding. A local government in-home breastfeeding programme was established to provide support for breastfeeding women after hospital discharge. A purpose built database to record maternal-infant data was piloted during 2001-2003 and data continued to be collected until 2007. This thesis reports on the analysis of the data collection 2003-2007, including demographic information, presenting complications, observational, diagnostic and photographic data.

Research Questions: What were the main characteristics and experiences of the women with breastfeeding complications who presented for professional assistance through the Darebin In-Home Breastfeeding programme? What are the implications for breastfeeding women and midwifery practice, from the analysis and findings of this data? ...

School/Institute

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

197 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences

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