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Hiroko Hongo, Joseph Green, Keiko Otsuka, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months after delivery is globally recommended as optimal infant feeding. However, if mothers evaluate their own breastfeeding by this standard, many might be disappointed because they fail to meet it. In contrast, the Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES) measures mothers' satisfaction with breastfeeding regardless of the duration or exclusivity of breastfeeding. The MBFES has been used in Western countries, but not in Japan. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the MBFES (the JMBFES) and to conduct psychometric testing among Japanese-speaking mothers in Japan...
November 2013: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Margaret Cooke, Virginia Schmied, Athena Sheehan
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationships between maternal distress, breast feeding cessation, breast feeding problems and breast feeding maternal role attainment. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Three urban hospitals within Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 449 women were invited to participate in the study, with an 81% response rate. MEASUREMENT: Self-report questionnaires were used to collect the data in pregnancy (28-36 weeks) and 2 weeks and 3 months after birth...
March 2007: Midwifery
Margaret Cooke, Athena Sheehan, Virginia Schmied
This longitudinal study describes the relationships among breastfeeding experiences, maternal breastfeeding satisfaction (measured by the Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale [MBFES]), and weaning in the first 3 months postpartum. Postal surveys were used to collect data antenatally and at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, and 3 months postpartum from 365 women recruited from 3 public hospitals in Australia. Breastfeeding problems were associated with a reduction in MBFES subscale scores (P < .05) but not with weaning...
May 2003: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
A Sheehan
OBJECTIVE: To compare a woman-centered antenatal breast-feeding programme based on concepts of peer and husband/partner support with a control group, who received antenatal breast-feeding education led by a midwife childbirth educator. DESIGN: Longitudinal, quasi-experimental study. SETTING: A large private hospital in Sydney. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 179 primiparous women who attended childbirth education classes were recruited...
December 1999: Midwifery
J A Schlomer, J Kemmerer, J J Twiss
This pilot study evaluated how the scores from each of two breastfeeding assessment tools correlated with breastfeeding satisfaction and problems. A convenience sample of 30 first-time breastfeeding mothers participated. Mothers were randomly assigned to use either the LATCH or Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT). The Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES) and Potential Early Breastfeeding Problem Tool (PEBPT) were used to evaluate the association of the scores of each assessment tool with breastfeeding satisfaction and breastfeeding problems...
March 1999: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
J M Riordan, G Woodley, K Heaton
Breastfeeding satisfaction is usually measured by how long a mother breastfeeds. Lack of another method to measure the mother's evaluation of breastfeeding has been a barrier to breastfeeding research. This study tested validity and reliability of the Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES), a new tool which measures mothers' satisfaction with breastfeeding. The sample consisted of 73 women who attended breastfeeding classes in a midwestern hospital. MBFES scores were significantly correlated with the length of time mothers intended to breastfeed (r = ...
December 1994: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
E W Leff, S C Jefferis, M P Gagne
A Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale was developed from categories identified in qualitative research. Content validity was tested according to procedures described by Imle and Atwood and Lynn. A sample of 442 women who had breastfed completed an instrument of 56 Likert-scale items. A retest questionnaire was completed by a subsample of 28 women. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in three factors, accounting for 38.5 percent of the variance: Maternal Enjoyment/Role Attainment (29 percent), Infant Satisfaction/Growth (5 percent), and Lifestyle/Maternal Body Image (4 percent)...
June 1994: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
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