Maternity Nurses' Knowledge and Practice of Breastfeeding in Mississippi
Nutrition and Food Systems
Mississippi has the lowest rate of breastfeeding initiation and for babies at 6 months of age of any state in America. This study evaluated maternity nurses' knowledge of breastfeeding and their perceptions of barriers to implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in their clinical practice. Overall knowledge was good but barriers to the Ten Steps included short-staffing, inadequate education about breastfeeding, and resistance to change.
MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Choi, H. W.,
Newman, R. G.
(2018). Maternity Nurses' Knowledge and Practice of Breastfeeding in Mississippi. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 43(4), 225-230.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/16342