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The impact of a self-efficacy intervention on short-term breast-feeding outcomes

Nichols, Jeni; Schutte, Nicola; Brown, Rhonda; Dennis, Cindy Lee E; Price, Ian

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Maternal self-efficacy for breast-feeding may contribute to success in breast-feeding. This study aimed to increase breast-feeding self-efficacy and actual breast-feeding through an intervention based on Bandura's self-efficacy theory. A total of 90 pregnant women participated in the study. The women who were assigned to a breast-feeding self-efficacy intervention showed significantly greater increases in breast-feeding self-efficacy than did the women in the control group. Furthermore, at 4...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79863
Source: Health Education and Behavior
DOI: 10.1177/1090198107303362

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