Effect of Midwife-led Breastfeeding Counseling based on Bandura's Model on Self-efficacy and Breastfeeding Performance: An Educational Trial Study
Seyed Aghdas Hosseini1, Katayon Vakilian1, *, Ali Arjmand Shabestari2, Mostafa Nokani2, Amir Almasi3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e187494452301301
Publisher ID: e187494452301301
Article History:Received Date: 11/10/2022
Revision Received Date: 20/01/2023
Acceptance Date: 23/01/2023
Electronic publication date: 07/03/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Breastfeeding Counseling in order to increase Breastfeeding Performance.
Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is a policy for increasing children's survival and decreasing the illnesses of children all over the world.
The present study investigated the effect of Midwife-led Breastfeeding Counseling based on Bandura's Model on Self-efficacy and Breastfeeding Performance.
The present study was an educational trial with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. 60 women in the intervention group received 4 session group counseling program based on Bandura's theoretical structures during pregnancy. After that, the second stage of the study was conducted between 1-3 days and 10-15 days after childbirth using the face-to-face method to meet the needs and concerns of mothers about breastfeeding. The control group received no counseling program and only received routine health care.
showed that the awareness means in the intervention group was 25.6 and in the control group, it was 21.1, which showed a significant increase in the intervention group. In addition, it was indicated that the mothers' self-efficacy increased by 18 units in the intervention group and decreased by 1 unit in the control group after the intervention. Findings showed that the attitudes of the intervention group increased by 11 units, and 4 units in the control group after the intervention. 54 mothers in the intervention group and 17 mothers in the control group only used breastfeeding for their babies.
Breastfeeding self-efficacy is an appropriate theoretical model to perform interventions and should be considered to prolong breastfeeding and better performance.