+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Changing nursing practice through research utilization: consistent support for breastfeeding mothers

Changing nursing practice through research utilization: consistent support for breastfeeding mothers

Applied Nursing Research 12(1): 22-29

This research utilization project was designed to increase staff nurse support for four early postpartum breastfeeding practices: initiation in the delivery room, high frequency feedings, unlimited suckling time, and no supplementation. Research links these practices with lower neonatal bilirubin values and an earlier onset of lactation. An organizational approach to research utilization was taken to encourage nurses to support mothers in the desired breastfeeding practices. A before and after design was used to evaluate the extent to which the intended patient outcomes were achieved with the practice changes. The percent of infants having bilirubin tests decreased significantly. No significant differences were observed in mean bilirubin levels, incidence of hyperbilirubinemia, or lactation onset. The project promoted state-of-the-science nursing care and helped our nurses become more adept in using research to guide practice.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 045482138

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 10048238

DOI: 10.1016/s0897-1897(99)80145-1

Related references

Support network utilization by breastfeeding mothers. Journal of Human Lactation 9(4): 231-235, 1993

Validity and reliability of the "German Utilization Questionnaire-Dissemination and Use of Research" to measure attitude, availability, and support toward implementation of research in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Measurement 22(2): 255-267, 2014

Breastfeeding in the workplace. Building a support program for nursing mothers. Aaohn Journal 45(6): 290-298, 1997

Factors associated with breastfeeding cessation in nursing mothers in a peer support programme in Eastern Lancashire. Bmc Pediatrics 10: 3, 2010

The faces of breastfeeding support: Experiences of mothers seeking breastfeeding support online. Breastfeeding Review 24(1): 11-20, 2016

Educational support for research utilization and capability beliefs regarding evidence-based practice skills: a national survey of senior nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing 68(4): 888-897, 2012

Breastfeeding. How to promote and support breastfeeding in pediatric practice. Recommendations of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics. Anales de Pediatria 63(4): 340-356, 2005

The Effect of a Perinatal Breastfeeding Support Program on Breastfeeding Outcomes in Primiparous Mothers. Western Journal of Nursing Research 39(7): 906-923, 2017

Is baby-friendly breastfeeding support in maternity hospitals associated with breastfeeding satisfaction among Japanese mothers?. Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(6): 1252-1262, 2015

Breastfeeding support for adolescent mothers: similarities and differences in the approach of midwives and qualified breastfeeding supporters. International Breastfeeding Journal 1: 23, 2006

Influence of sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics on breastfeeding duration of mothers attending breastfeeding support groups. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 37(2): 185-192, 2009

Constraints to exclusive breastfeeding practice among breastfeeding mothers in Southwest Nigeria: implications for scaling up. International Breastfeeding Journal 7: 5, 2012

Breastfeeding practice among hispanic mothers intending breastfeeding prepartum. FASEB Journal 3(3): A764, 1989

Employee perception of breastfeeding-friendly support and benefits of breastfeeding as a predictor of intention to use breast-pumping breaks after returning to work among employed mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine 9(1): 16-23, 2015

Nursing science research to support nursing care practice. Sairaanhoitaja 1993(7): 6-9, 1993