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Title: The process of implementing a community-based peer breast-feeding support programme: the Glasgow experience
Authors: McInnes, Rhona
Stone, David H
Contact Email: rjm2@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Mar-2001
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: McInnes R & Stone DH (2001) The process of implementing a community-based peer breast-feeding support programme: the Glasgow experience, Midwifery, 17 (1), pp. 65-73.
Abstract: Aim: to document the process of implementing and maintaining a community-based peer- support programme. Design and setting: a community-based study located in a socio-economically disadvantaged housing estate on the outskirts of Glasgow. Participants: pregnant women residing in a target postcode area. Intervention: a programme of peer counselling and support for breast feeding, comprising antenatal and postnatal home visits over a period of three years. Implications for practice: peer support may provide an acceptable and appropriate role model for breast-feeding mothers. However, further research is required on other influential factors such as the social network and the impact of this programme on the peer supporter. Conclusions: despite a low prevalence of breast feeding, initiating and maintaining peer breast-feeding support was possible. Peer support appeared to be acceptable to mothers and health professionals. Study mothers spoke enthusiastically of the intervention and mentioned increased confidence and self-esteem.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11989
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1054/midw.2000.0236
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Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
University of Glasgow

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