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Article: Adherence to the Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Minnesota Hospitals

TitleAdherence to the Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Minnesota Hospitals
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BIR
Citation
Birth: issues in perinatal care, 1999, v. 26 n. 4, p. 239-247 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground:A worldwide campaign has been initiated to improve the in-hospital care of mothers and babies through increased breastfeeding. The four objectives of the current investigation were to determine the in-hospital breastfeeding rate for Minnesota hospitals, to analyze the relationship between the in-hospital breastfeeding rates and selected hospital demographic characteristics, to determine the rate of adherence to each of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Ten Steps, and to analyze the relationship between the adherence rates for each of the Ten Steps and selected demographic characteristics.Methods:A descriptive survey was conducted and analyzed for the year of 1994 from 79 (83%) Minnesota hospitals. Respondents were directors of nursing, nursing managers, or other staff familiar with their hospital's breastfeeding policies and practices.Results:The average breastfeeding initiation rate was 59 percent. Four of the Ten Steps were implemented with a low adherence rate (0–49%), five were implemented with a moderate rate (50–89%), and none was implemented with a high rate (90–100%). Breastfeeding initiation rates and adherence to the Ten Steps varied with the size of the city and the number of births per year.Conclusions:Improvements in breastfeeding policies, practices, and staff education are needed if Minnesota hospitals are to provide care consistent with the Ten Steps of the BFHI. The results provide baseline information to guide institutional change that could promote successful breastfeeding experiences for postpartum families. This survey instrument could be used easily by researchers in other sites to assess nine of the Ten Steps.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224686
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.867
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.763

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JE-
dc.contributor.authorAllard-Hale, CJ-
dc.contributor.authorBramscher, A-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, F-
dc.contributor.authorDuckett, L-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12T04:02:37Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-12T04:02:37Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationBirth: issues in perinatal care, 1999, v. 26 n. 4, p. 239-247-
dc.identifier.issn0730-7659-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224686-
dc.description.abstractBackground:A worldwide campaign has been initiated to improve the in-hospital care of mothers and babies through increased breastfeeding. The four objectives of the current investigation were to determine the in-hospital breastfeeding rate for Minnesota hospitals, to analyze the relationship between the in-hospital breastfeeding rates and selected hospital demographic characteristics, to determine the rate of adherence to each of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Ten Steps, and to analyze the relationship between the adherence rates for each of the Ten Steps and selected demographic characteristics.Methods:A descriptive survey was conducted and analyzed for the year of 1994 from 79 (83%) Minnesota hospitals. Respondents were directors of nursing, nursing managers, or other staff familiar with their hospital's breastfeeding policies and practices.Results:The average breastfeeding initiation rate was 59 percent. Four of the Ten Steps were implemented with a low adherence rate (0–49%), five were implemented with a moderate rate (50–89%), and none was implemented with a high rate (90–100%). Breastfeeding initiation rates and adherence to the Ten Steps varied with the size of the city and the number of births per year.Conclusions:Improvements in breastfeeding policies, practices, and staff education are needed if Minnesota hospitals are to provide care consistent with the Ten Steps of the BFHI. The results provide baseline information to guide institutional change that could promote successful breastfeeding experiences for postpartum families. This survey instrument could be used easily by researchers in other sites to assess nine of the Ten Steps.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/BIR-
dc.relation.ispartofBirth: issues in perinatal care-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding - statistics & numerical data-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence - standards-
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion - standards-
dc.subject.meshHospitals - standards - statistics & numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.titleAdherence to the Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in Minnesota Hospitals-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailDodgson, JE: dodgsonj@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1523-536x.1999.00239.x-
dc.identifier.pmid10655830-
dc.identifier.hkuros48601-
dc.identifier.volume26-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage239-
dc.identifier.epage247-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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